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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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CrazySquid said...
May 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Speachless :)
 
rainillusions said...
Apr. 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm
Where is the "More by This Author" button??? I have seriously read this poem several times a day for about two weeks and I am still rendered speechless everytime. I love your use of oxymorons, especially the "noise of silence" part. They just make the poem so much more profound and personal because real emotions are so much more than just happy, sad or angry. You've really captured the depth of true pain. I love it! Write more so I can read more!
 
PoeticDork said...
Apr. 10, 2011 at 7:15 pm
I've never been on a teen writers website but it's nice knowing people feel the same way you do about writing
 
purplechoc said...
Apr. 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm
it made me cry.........the second i read the first line my eyes were stuck to the screen
 
emlm13 said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 9:16 am
That's amazing. I love the way you use your words to describe emotions.
 
feetwithwings said...
Mar. 19, 2011 at 11:12 pm
That almost made me cry. best poetry i've seen on here
 
Basketball23 said...
Mar. 19, 2011 at 9:36 pm
This has such a smooth rhythm to it.  It flows together.  Great work!
 
SummerDays11 said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 10:22 pm
Wow! You really captured what all of us feel inside.
 
IPlayCOD said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 9:42 am
This poem flows smoothly from line to line.  Plus, I like the watch.
 
Farmer said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 9:40 am
I think this is a good poem.  It used alot of showing.  It was wrote very well.
 
jamiejean12 said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 9:40 am
Very nice job writing this piece. It had a lot of detail and it ended very well.
 
Sarah B. said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 9:37 am
This poem used very good word choice and I felt like I could really relate to what the author was saying. I also liked this poem because I could really picture the whole thing.
 
hollatyoboylc said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 8:55 am
This was amazing! You had a great ending on this writing.
 
IAMTHEGREATEST said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 8:50 am
The poem was outstanding the wording of the poem was very good
 
bbrockman said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 8:45 am
Very detailed and thought out! nice job
 
Auburn said...
Feb. 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm
That was amazing.
 
tipsy said...
Feb. 3, 2011 at 11:00 am
i liked your story later
 
beautiful girl said...
Feb. 3, 2011 at 10:56 am
this was a good poem and it was a little sad at the beginnig at the story.
 
wildflowergirl said...
Jan. 12, 2011 at 11:56 am
So true! ove your comment! Couldn't have said it better myself
 
Shminkanator5000 said...
Jan. 12, 2011 at 7:40 am
I totally agree with this. You have some serious insightful talent there!
 
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