The Passion of a Fine Young Man This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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the cap is off
but the ink is gone
and hope
is a rope
i hung myself on
they'd like me to do
tricks in my cage
’cause passion's in fashion
and i'm full of rage
they'd like me to hit
some sickly-sweet note
it's late
and i hate
whatever i wrote
they'd like me to be
what i am not
but happy
and sappy
i must have forgot
they'd like me to try
to seize every day
tomorrow
more sorrow
i feel sick anyway
they want me to think
quite postively
and tonight
i might
just watch more tv
they forced off the cap
and the passion is gone
and hope
is the rope
they'll hang themselves on

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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CSimson said...
Feb. 27, 2016 at 8:03 pm
three years ago this was THE poem for me, i cant even express how much i clung to it, how much i related. it still makes me cry. beautiful! don't forget this poem!
 
Dren12 said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 6:47 am
I loved your poem. lol especially how it flowed so easily :DD
 
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