A Letter Never Sent

So many dangers
on one
sheet of paper.

It's tear stained-
the ink is smearing on
this paper that
holds all my feelings.

I folded it with
shaking hands.
Two perfect creases
that hold the pieces
of my broken heart.

I didn't know
where to start, so
I just wrote down every
little thought that popped
into my overwhelmed head.

I've got the envelope
addressed to you,
the one that took my heart
and broke it in two.

All stamped.
All sealed.
All ready...
But i can't just
leave it in the mailbox.

This is my burden.
So many words in this
letter never sent.

Like Romeo and Juliet,
will this letter be
the death of us?

Is it all a mistake?
What would you say
if you read this
letter never sent?

So many dangers
in this
letter never sent.
Tucked in an envelope-
the pieces of my broken heart.


Not gonna send you this
letter never sent.
'Cause you would take the pieces of my heart
and crush them
through and through.

So I'll keep the burden
and all the dangers,
and both the pieces of my heart
that you broke
in this
Letter Never Sent.





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AbigailGilgal said...
Jun. 3, 2014 at 9:15 pm
Totally beautiful! I did that. Its so horrible when you are in love and you want to tell him so bad but at the same time you would die if he knew! But this is a beautiful poem.
 
Ash.D. said...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm
this is sooo amazing, all of your writing is really good! thanks so much for sharing!
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm
i like this poem alot
 
funnythewayitis said...
May 14, 2010 at 9:44 pm
i love your use of repetition. one of my favorite things in poems
 
MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 8, 2009 at 1:35 am
i do that all the time and i can't go back to bed without writing it down but i'm glad you did because this is a wonderful poem! <3, Kayla
 
WriterDancerLover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm
Thank you sooooo much for the encouraging comments. You don't know how much this means to me. God bless.
 
AshaMidnightOlympian said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 7:24 pm
I totally get it. You're great at making the reader understand.
 
Schubster said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 5:13 pm
i love the way you repeat the title over and over again. please read my poems. I would love ur feedback. :)
 
BriarRose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 3:58 pm
Wow, this is some truly amazing work! dont ever stop!
 
Mistymoonlight said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 1:30 pm
Wow. That's is really amazing. It one of the best pomes I've ever read.
Keep Writing
 
mallory14 said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 1:27 pm
this poem is very moving and i enjoy it a lot. it is the type of poem that inspires me to write more, excellent job!!!
 
Katie T. said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 8:52 am
wow this poem os very amazing you have emotion pouring out of it. So heartbreaking. Don't stop writing ok?
 
:PBUBBLES:P said...
May 15, 2009 at 9:02 pm
Really amazing!!!!! I love this poem, so heartbreaking and so visual. Wonderful.
 
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