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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.

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foreveryoung21 said...
Nov. 7, 2010 at 1:25 pm:
this poem is deep and i love, it shows a darker sid e some people are unwilling to reveal
 
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Redbull12 said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 7:09 am:
this flows wonderfully the writing is brilliant. i like your style :) your description is very good. keeeep it up!!
 
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passion.fable14 said...
Sept. 24, 2010 at 7:31 pm:
Wow. That was AMAZING. :D:D:D:D there's a you tube video called "Lost Generation" you should check it out its amazing!!! but this is DEFINATALY beautiful. It's georgeous. :)
 
elizabethjoy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 7, 2010 at 7:19 am :
agreed that this is amazing - and that's a really great video. definitely watch it.
 
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Macx14 said...
Sept. 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm:
Very fluid and mesmerizing words, good job!!
 
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ElizabethW. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 2, 2010 at 8:59 pm:

The Potter isn't too late.  He has the perfect timing.  And the darkness only makes the stars shine brighter.

 

Wonderful poem, absolutely beautiful.

 
Detective-C replied...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm :
you're right about the potter, and the darkness. But to many people it seems like he's to late
 
wildflowergirl replied...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 4:31 pm :
Yes! I agre with you ElizabethW. The Potter is NEVER too late. This poem was written amazingly. KierstenW, you have an amazing talent. You have such a way with words. I hope to see more of your work.
 
BeTwEenDrEaMiNGaNdCoMiNGTrUE replied...
Jan. 12, 2011 at 11:04 am :
I totally agree with all you guys :D I love people who speak out for what they believe, just prepare for a contrast of opinion, so no offense to the author... I know everyone feels lost and drowning sometimes... i know i have many times.. but the potter is not to blame, and he's not to late... we just get impatient sometimes
 
ElizabethW. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 10:55 pm :
Yes, but I see what she's saying now in her comment above, that from the perspective of the speaker, it may seem like he's too late. 
 
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spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution said...
Sept. 2, 2010 at 2:01 pm:
very dramatic, its beautiful how some of the random lines in this tie into it and make it more powerful
 
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copper~lemon~dropThis 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...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm:
The wording is beatiful, and the content so true!
 
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purplehonu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 28, 2010 at 10:39 pm:
Oh my goodness, that was fantastic! It really made me think. Great work!
 
S M Wells replied...
Oct. 16, 2010 at 7:58 am :
What, pray tell, dose oh my goodses have to do with it?
 
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roseann This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 28, 2010 at 2:50 am:
this is unbelievable! loved it all. keep it up
 
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hafeisawake said...
Jun. 6, 2010 at 11:35 am:

"I believe we are skillfully crafted
inexplicable accidents,"

I love this.

 
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immortalfreaklol said...
May 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm:
Wow this poem was so good! you could see it has alot of meaning behind it.
 
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CassieSherman14 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm:
Wow! great job! I can see why it was published in the magaine! Will you please read,comment, and rate my writing too?Thanks!
 
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Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 15, 2010 at 10:47 am:
this is incredible! it's so meaningful!
 
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Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm:
wow, beautiful!!!
 
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