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If I should wake again,
After I'm gone,
Let me come back in the form of a song.
A mystical song that no one gets sick of,
But that's engulfed by the winds
And is intertwined with the curves of love.

If I should wake again,
After my ashes have been blown into
the wind,
Let me return as a creature with fins.
A creature that can roam the depths of
the sea,
With every water as theirs,
I will travel the rigorous waters free.

I will be swallowed by life,
Down there in the deep,
Striving through difficult adventures
And running toward every leap.
Knowing that every bit of wisdom gained,
I'll always have to keep.

If I should wake again,
After I die,
Let me re-live as the stars in the sky.
I will shine majestically as the earth
turns around,
I can outshine the moon,
But never make a sound.

If I should wake again,
To this land I know so well,
Our spirits are what return,
Our body's just a shell.
Whatever form we are in,
We must learn from our strife.
But honestly if I could choose,
I wouldn't even want to come back
To the affliction of life.

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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Charlize_Marie said...
Jun. 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm
I like how the concept behind this poem is change and being "free" in different forms. The ultimate reason behind me loving this poem is your imagery. You use phrases like "I will shine majestically as the earth turns around" and " intertwined with the curves of love." It paints a vivid mental picture in my mind.
 
starlight26 said...
Nov. 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm
Wow! That was so pretty and meaningful. LOVED IT! Great work! check out some of mine if you'd like:) I'd love your feedback
 
mayasplee said...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 11:12 pm
This was great, very well written and the ending tied it together perfectly. Keep writing!
 
-LeftBehindBroken- said...
Nov. 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm
your style is beautiful and i am simply stricken by this poem. :) love it! read some of my things!
 
Emaka said...
Nov. 6, 2010 at 9:58 pm
I'm speechless. When I'm speechless that is saying something. I loved it, everything about it seemed to fit like a puzzle. Keep writing ^^
 
alanacarlene said...
Oct. 31, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Wow! This was fantastic as may already know! The ending was my very favorite:

But honestly if I could choose,
I wouldn't even want to come back
To the affliction of life.

 
LiviRose93 replied...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 6:14 pm
Agreed! That was my favorite part too, incredible!
 
alanacarlene replied...
Dec. 4, 2010 at 4:45 pm
Yeah  I wish I could write like this!
 
Shminkanator5000 said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm
WOW! i Loved it! i wasnt Expecting the ending but i loved it! Please check out some of my stuff!
 
echome94 said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 7:05 pm
Aw this is so sweet, life is tough but jsut keep on living it. Thats what my poem Starry Night is about. Not giving up because there are no second chances in life.
 
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Oct. 28, 2010 at 5:18 pm
Agree!!!!!
 
smartie31 said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm
This is really good
 
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