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The Sinews of My Eyes

October 7, 2013
By JCloutier SILVER, Duluth, Minnesota
JCloutier SILVER, Duluth, Minnesota
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I’m looking deep inside myself
To find the gaping hole
That emptiness that’s eating me
Both body and my soul
I do not know the cause of this-
The starkness of my mind
As dry as dusty desert
Are the sinews of my eyes

I fill this hole with everything
Each object I obtain
And every fickle time I do
I find that it’s in vain
This emptiness is here to stay
However hard I try
I’ll never find what fills me up
Until the day I die

Accepting this unto my name-
Don’t bother asking “Why?”
Upon myself I’ve brought this fate
I drink the tears I cry.

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Everennan said...
on May. 22 2014 at 12:48 pm
Everennan, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to love forever."
--Mahatma Ghandi

Wow! That was very good! I would like to model several poems off of that...and how do you submit a poem to teen ink? Lol i just signed up for this website!