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I am not you,
just the remnants from
the mantle
of a deteriorating family,
whisked away by the man with
a crowbar and a blackening handle.
When we used to be a
threefold troupe,
and you stomped all over it
to crush the picture with your dirty foot.

It’s about time I rise up from
who you are.
I am so much more
than your deafening
resounds.
Bravery and risk taking
is who I am
and you are nothing
but the woman on the floor
crying over your spilled milk.
I am so much more.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the April 2009 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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CoLdEsTNiGhTs said...
Sept. 4, 2010 at 9:57 am:
i love your sentence structure and word choice! Good metaphors also! :)
 
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bbygurl21 said...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm:
this is real good.
 
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Joyful_angel said...
Jun. 8, 2010 at 8:46 pm:
this poem is so awesome!!! you did an excelent job~ keep writting, very powerful
 
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sunnyhunny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 17, 2010 at 4:48 pm:
Extremely powerful!
 
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E.LeeXxX3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 17, 2010 at 10:20 am:
500 stars! good job:)
 
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lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 2, 2009 at 11:41 am:
This piece is very deep. Love it! Especially the ending.
 
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ParasiticVirtue said...
May 23, 2009 at 1:43 am:
i kno a person who seems to let of the same character in her writing.
 
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KiKi3 said...
May 22, 2009 at 5:32 pm:
OMG- I love your poem. Really makes me think
Keep writing
 
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Jaquie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 22, 2009 at 11:32 am:
Nice job with this one. I love the title; it really speaks to me. I also liked the last line. Very, very, nice job. Congratulations on getting published. You've gone places in this that the rest of us can only dream of. Keep writing.
God Bless,
...,
 
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EleanorRigby This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 6, 2009 at 11:07 pm:
wow i feel like i can relate to it even though your inspiration is probably very different from what i'm thinking. great job!
 
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Duckie430This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 20, 2009 at 7:15 pm:
wow. this is amazing.
 
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bookwormdg said...
Apr. 19, 2009 at 11:18 pm:
WONDERFUL. makes people really think
 
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LilJ<3 said...
Apr. 10, 2009 at 11:33 pm:
This poem was powerful in its own way... Great job and continue to write...Congrats on being published :).
♥ Jackie
 
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sunnysyd This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 9, 2009 at 2:56 am:
This is such a touching poem, thank you for writing it.
 
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