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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.




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Watermelonduck719 said...
Mar. 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm:

What do you mean by

"and our hero – the potter –
is too late."?

I would really like to know what you are trying to say in those last lines!

 
pianokeysevie replied...
May 10, 2012 at 11:01 am :
same here!!
 
hislittledramaqueen replied...
May 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm :
"The Potter" is probably refering to Jesus Christ. Maybe she thinks it's too late for Jesus to save us-- however, he already has! Anyway, it's clear she is displaying a lack of faith, which I think is very sad. These are just my thoughts..
 
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OwlEyes6 said...
Mar. 27, 2012 at 11:23 am:
Amazing job! I really loved the words you chose and it flowed just right!
 
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HMoreauThis 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...
Mar. 15, 2012 at 10:23 am:
I like it. I'm curious to know what it means. Good job.
 
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Fia-fia said...
Mar. 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm:

Brilliant! I do not understand exactly the meaning, but that does not stop me from seeing and appreciating a fantastic poem! Congrats!! Thank you!

:)

 
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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!
 
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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. ;)
 
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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...
 
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FrenchHippie said...
Dec. 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm:
Thank you for the beauty and inspiration of your words.
 
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dablayangel said...
Dec. 30, 2011 at 2:21 am:
This is absolutely beautiful.
 
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FrAme said...
Dec. 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm:
This fantastic. Thank you for sharing this.
 
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kairi.kaylynThis 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. 8, 2011 at 10:55 am:
I loved this! It was very well written, a beautiful structure and use of words!
 
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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!

:)

 
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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 ^_^

 
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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!

 
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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!
 
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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?
 
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authorgirl_4_19 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?
 
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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.
 
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