Carry Me Home This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

August 14, 2008
He left us instructions,
From Genesis to Revelations.
The answers to life,
Written in between the pages.
We could’ve had it all
With a simple cover to cover.
Too scared to have a voice,
So we listened to each other.
Uneasy minds,
Starting war among the nations.
We could’ve had peace,
But we didn’t have the patience.

So I sit and I wonder
About the paths we could’ve taken.
Every last word,
To where we left you forsaken.

That’s why I’m down on my knees
With my hands to the skies.
Pleading for forgiveness
For the way we live our lives.

You know that we try,
And we could always try harder.
But the way this world turned out,
Most wouldn’t even bother.
And I’m sorry, Father,
For not seeing the light.
But all your sons and your daughters
Are being taught the wrong fight.
Struggling for life,
And not what life has to give.
Mud-covered soles;
We’ve been pacing through sin.
And I know in the end,
It doesn’t matter where we’ve been,
As long as we follow you home.
Please explain this to my friends.

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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armybrat11 said...
Apr. 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm
That was a great poem!
RosieRoe replied...
May 20, 2010 at 11:10 am
This was an excruciating poem it gave me some things to look forward to. Excellent Job!
gelpen94 said...
Apr. 15, 2010 at 9:18 am
WOW...that is so beautiful. U have a way with words. its so moving...what inspired this poem?
songofheaven replied...
May 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm
Well, I'm pretty sure god inspired it.
annexgrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 15, 2010 at 6:08 am
Demon_of_Truth said...
Apr. 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm
I loved the religious tone to this, in past experience it's been hard to write about faith becuase you get so much chritism for it. But i don't really see how anyone will be able to say anything bad about this.
bmmseh said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:45 am
I loved it!!!!! You keep on writing because that was totally amazing!!!!
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Feb. 8, 2010 at 8:27 pm
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bluemagnet22 said...
Oct. 12, 2009 at 10:23 am
wow that was amazing
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