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

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I step into the car

a stomach flutter

a thought of regret

The bar comes down with a thud



The climb starts its way

creaking and climbing

bemoaning our fates

"I want to get off!" my whole being screams



Over the hill we go with a crack and a whoosh

accelerating



speeding





sliding







slipping









and rushing



clattering and

clunking.

and then rest,



Tick - tick - tick-



The climb starts again

a heart flutter

and a whistle

and in one breath we dive



into the curve -


whirling





whipping







winding









and back down



The wheels start grinding and turning

a gasp and



Brake

We stop

It's over



- and back into line ...




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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Logan said...
Mar. 11, 2013 at 10:19 am:
Nice job!!
 
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Malanie said...
Nov. 1, 2012 at 8:39 am:
Wow, this captures what it's like to ride the lovely rollercoasters. I love this poem.
 
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just my opinion said...
Mar. 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm:
i think it wasnt so grand and i couldve done a more awesumer job...duh
 
simple reply replied...
Sept. 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm :
I loved it keep up da great wrk boo
 
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jobajfnh said...
Jan. 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm:
its ok abit bleak
 
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dgxxv said...
Dec. 4, 2008 at 4:02 pm:
i like men
 
Bueno replied...
Apr. 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm :
Bueno.  Barnstable.  Barnstubble.  Stubbly Cape Cod.  Bueno!  Stubble bathroom sink paper cup flush toilet shaving cream shallow wet plastic shower bueno!
 
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