Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

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

By
Oh why have we settled in the unquiet darkness,
where the noise of the silence overwhelms our hearts?
And we fall apart –
the sun sets and it rises –
we make shapes of ourselves no one can see.
Oh why are we lost in these tears
if we’ve forgotten how to cry?
If absence makes the heart grow fonder
can we hold on much longer?
We are burning in a drought of faith,
unnoticing as the stars are earnestly shining,
desperately bleeding light.
Oh how ironically hopeless
is every star’s forgotten fight,
for we are just uselessly drowning
under the weight,
under the honesty of the unspoken.
Oh the noise of the silence overwhelms our hearts.
I believe we are skillfully crafted
inexplicable accidents,
and our hero – the potter –
is too late.

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





Join the Discussion


This article has 160 comments. Post your own!

BlueLillyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm:
Did someone scream talent? Cuz girl you got it!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Firetip This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm:
Very deep and well thought out. Good job. ;)
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
AlaskaFrost This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 21, 2012 at 3:01 pm:
Wow, this is absolutely brilliant...
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
FrenchHippie said...
Dec. 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm:
Thank you for the beauty and inspiration of your words.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
dablayangelThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 30, 2011 at 2:21 am:
This is absolutely beautiful.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
FrAme said...
Dec. 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm:
This fantastic. Thank you for sharing this.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
kairi.kaylyn said...
Dec. 8, 2011 at 10:55 am:
I loved this! It was very well written, a beautiful structure and use of words!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Fia-fia said...
Nov. 16, 2011 at 9:53 pm:

This is really beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! It really deserves to be in the magazine!

:)

 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
RedFeather said...
Nov. 16, 2011 at 8:17 am:

Beautiful poem.

"Oh why are we lost in these tears

if we've forgotten how to cry?"

Are my favorite lines. I love how you ended it as well. Great work, keep writing ^_^

 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
sunriseusnset said...
Nov. 16, 2011 at 7:39 am:

"oh how ironically hopeless

is every star's forgotten flight,"

My favorite line. I likes the analogies. This is great!

 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Karla15 said...
Oct. 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm:
Great job! I'm not a big poetry fan but I loved this! Keep it up!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Lexie96 said...
Oct. 25, 2011 at 6:03 am:
I like this poem, it's very beautiful and the message resonates clearly. If you could check out my poem Sowing Poppies that would be great, but if you can't is there anyone else here who can?
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
authorgirl_4_19This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm:
Beautiful. do you know the potter?
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
PandaDx said...
Oct. 3, 2011 at 7:19 am:
o: nice! Well written indeed. I don't mean to be a bother but would any of you please view my poem? I've only been a member for such a short time and would like feedback from others so that I may improve and/or fix up my writing. Thank you in advance.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
MoonCake said...
Oct. 3, 2011 at 7:15 am:
Wow! Such a wonderful poem! Great job. :D Please view mine as well.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
AbhiYNWA4life said...
Sept. 11, 2011 at 5:27 am:
What a poem !! Really NIce!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Drewby said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm:
It's a truly beautifully written poem and it gives new meaning to term 'poetic dread'. Therefore, I have nothing bad to say about this poem.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
cookiegirl said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 2:15 am:
Wow your poem is amazing. Emotions are described in a interesting way. Keep it up and you can be sucessful:)
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
palalandrea said...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm:

I love the uniqueness of this poem. Especially this one line..."oh the noise of the silence overwhelms our hearts." I love this description. 

 

 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
KimenSnow said...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm:
You are right, and this is elegantly written. However perhaps the potter isn't too late afterall.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Site Feedback