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Stuck to My Shoe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I listen to my common sense;
I plot a course away from here
And tie my laces, taut and tense.
Determined pace, tread hard and clear.

But something's sticking to my sole:
My memories that glue like gum,
And as I step, I feel the pull
Of wishes I can't overcome.

I try to skip so joy will lift
The second thoughts out of my moves,
But as I jump I feel the shift
As hard regrets roll in my shoes.

I move along at brilliant speed.
These little rocks should be ignored.
So to my pain, I pay no heed
Until my feet are red and sore.

But now I have no choice. I stop.
I find a seat and catch my breath,
Pull off my shoes, roll down my socks.
My battered sole, it needs a rest.

I curve my neck to look inside
For sticks that poke and stones that hurt.
I find that on the underside
the sticky gum is mixed with dirt.

You've morphed into a muddled mess,
A ground-in grainy little glop,
And to both glee and great distress,
I just can't seem to pull you off.

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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InkRiot This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 21, 2010 at 10:16 am:
wow, your stuff is really killer. could you possibly check out some of my stuff? I'd love your opinions. you rock.
 
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IndigoE said...
Jun. 17, 2010 at 10:37 am:
it's so simple, but so meaningful! i like that a lot.
 
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TheSummoningFreak said...
May 26, 2010 at 1:31 pm:
looooooooooooooooove this!
 
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MissFaber said...
May 4, 2010 at 2:32 pm:

I loved it. It felt like the words were simply dancing. The usage of sole as soul worked really well =)

Could you comment and rate my artiles? it would be greatly appreciated

 
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arellasinu said...
Apr. 11, 2010 at 4:56 pm:
very good!! meaningfull with two wa street theme i really like it!
 
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