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Nameless This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


I have a somebody. a nobody. an idea. an epiphany.
A concept of fatherhood abruptly shattered.
This someone. this person. this symbol of broken love.
shall remain nameless. here. now and forever.
Nameless now. nameless then. all my fears will rise again.
Yet nameless is what he remains. human qualities he cannot attain.
My loves. my pleasures. my walls and bridges.
are dampened. and bleak. because of his absence. his flight.
My best days are my worst days. all my days remain the same
dark and bleak. forgotten and depressed.
days of hell where joy is suppressed.
So Nameless here, now and forever.
he presses against my soul.
I feel it now. I’ve felt it before.
The drippings of my soul. secreted to the floor.
into a lonely puddle. a puddle of tears.
where no fatherly hand has touched in years.
So soon the tears will wash away.
the circumstances of another day.

the circumstances of another day.

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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