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write your name upside down
on paper all white
the shards of glass handwriting
pierce definitive night

in an unquiet sleep
dreaming all gray and blue
dream of sparkling glass
cast from an ocean world view

see through the glass
your watch heavy on my wrist
seconds torn from my grasp
many things i have missed

see through the glass
the sunset appears
you’re running too fast
innocent light disappears

see all of these things
and come back to me once more
go from me once more
the skies open up
and glass tears rain to the floor

shards of glass
nostalgic and raw
pour out on the page
plead the future i saw
those words on the page
have now become mine
reflected like a mirror
etched like a design

write your name upside down
on paper all white
the shards of glass handwriting
form the reflection in sight.

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RarelyJadedThis 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. said...
Jan. 24 at 8:37 pm:
You like glass:)
 
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IMAdreamerThis 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. said...
Jun. 13, 2012 at 9:23 am:
Way to write, in really like this poem! Ps.please check out my work! I'd be grateful
 
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Levi8621 said...
Feb. 15, 2012 at 8:25 am:
Love it! Keep up the good work, and thanks for the comments on my work
 
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eliana924This 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...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm:
Such great imagery! My favorite line is the first, "Write your name upside down," because it's a very creative idea and starts the poem really well.
 
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Valerie said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 11:04 am:
Great poem!
 
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Valerie said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 11:03 am:
I think this site sticks random pics on stuff. BTW, the pic isn't scary. I think it's about how sad it is that so many people base their lives around video games.
 
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the..green..lady..in..black said...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 10:14 am:
was lry good altho i dont get it
 
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ShenelleCrystalx3 said...
Jun. 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm:
That was really good ! Please come and check my poems :) Thanks .
 
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Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm:

the poem is good, but the picture doesn't go well with it.

Please check on one of my recent poems-

http://teenink.com/poetry/ballad/article/213823/Jack-and-Sally/

 
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PillowThis 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. said...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm:
It IS a stunning poem. I agree with them. The pic scared me too. Why did you pic that one?
 
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AndThisIsReal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 14, 2009 at 9:12 pm:
Stunning.
 
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J<3 said...
Mar. 3, 2009 at 2:27 am:
Gorgeous poem... Picture IS kinda scary though haha.... but lovley poem :)
 
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queendd1andonly said...
Oct. 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm:
the pic is kinda scary
 
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