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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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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.

 
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. 
 
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
 
copper~lemon~drop 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!
 
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?
 
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
 
hafeisawake said...
Jun. 6, 2010 at 11:35 am

"I believe we are skillfully crafted
inexplicable accidents,"

I love this.

 
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.
 
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!
 
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!
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm
wow, beautiful!!!
 
ceruleanconfusion said...
Apr. 23, 2010 at 7:37 pm

"If absence makes the heart grow fonder / can we hold on much longer?"

 

stunning, stunning poem.

 
beautifulworld said...
Apr. 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm
it was amazing, i read the first four lines and just coudn't stop, u have such a way with words
 
Whisperer said...
Apr. 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm

i really REALLY like this. it's filled with meaning and description and just over all brimming with amazingness. thank you for sharing. you are definately worth the space in teen ink magazine. :)

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JesusFreak314 said...
Apr. 23, 2010 at 3:55 pm
THIS IS SO AMAZING. Honestly. Its so true about this generation. Wow. Check out some of my post?
 
claire3poetry said...
Apr. 23, 2010 at 10:06 am
i honestly will put you as one of my favitore pieces so far on teen ink, great job!
 
silvertongue said...
Apr. 23, 2010 at 8:08 am

tight poem its great realy

 

 
mandygale77 said...
Apr. 20, 2010 at 11:27 am
You've got a really strong ending! Good word choice throughout.
 
starlight26:) said...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 10:33 pm
Very meaningfull!! Written in an awesome way :0 Really good. Oh, and for all of thos ppl that had a stupid and mean comment? Shut up because u know that u could not have written something as good as this! ugh get a life
 
starlight26:) replied...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 7:10 pm
lol i agree wow ur so random
 
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