The Tear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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A smile creeps to my mouth

But quickly vanishes.

Everyone else is laughing.

A tear slides out

From the corner of my eye.

Slipping slowly down

Around my nose,

Over my cheek,

The tear reaches my mouth.

As I blink and try

To hold back a flood.

Like trying to stop a train

With a twig,

The gates open

As rivers and streams

Make their way

Quickly down my face.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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kmarie17 said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 6:13 pm
I love this! check out my work!
 
Sam T. said...
Mar. 18, 2009 at 7:31 pm
yeah. i love the first bit. the rest is good too, but the begining is the best.
 
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