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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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SummerDays11 said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 10:22 pm:
Wow! You really captured what all of us feel inside.
 
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IPlayCOD said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 9:42 am:
This poem flows smoothly from line to line.  Plus, I like the watch.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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hollatyoboylc said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 8:55 am:
This was amazing! You had a great ending on this writing.
 
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IAMTHEGREATEST said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 8:50 am:
The poem was outstanding the wording of the poem was very good
 
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bbrockman said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 8:45 am:
Very detailed and thought out! nice job
 
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Auburn said...
Feb. 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm:
That was amazing.
 
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tipsy said...
Feb. 3, 2011 at 11:00 am:
i liked your story later
 
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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.
 
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wildflowergirl said...
Jan. 12, 2011 at 11:56 am:
So true! ove your comment! Couldn't have said it better myself
 
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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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lovelifelollypops said...
Dec. 21, 2010 at 5:47 am:

deep and insightful

beautifully written

 
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Detective-C said...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 4:26 pm:
You know how to write, and I agree with you, this generation seems to bet lost in tears....
 
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Nyrihaz said...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 8:40 am:
Wow. Very insightful. It was brilliantly done. Each question hits a nerve, and the air of sadness and rendition of the narrator creates a haunting atmosphere. “…under the honesty of the unspoken.” That’s a very strong line that makes anyone think. The whole poem, actually, makes you think. Great job =]
 
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1_am_wh0 said...
Nov. 7, 2010 at 6:54 pm:
WOW. This really left me speechless. Keep writing.
 
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writinglover24 said...
Nov. 7, 2010 at 5:18 pm:
Wow! This is such an amazing and thoughtful poem-well done!
 
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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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