The Body This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

December 5, 2008
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Is a body unconscious a person still?
No mind is present to govern its deeds.
Does a body have dreams, or a fate to fulfill?
No way to feel it when it bleeds.
Can I be a human, too?
Maybe I’m not even real.
But I am flesh, through and through?
Scratch it up, then let it heal.
Or can a monster have a mind?
An evil thing, or weeping ghost.
Are living and breathing intertwined?
A being punished for its host.
With electrical thoughts, is it ever alive?
Just a skin, an empty shell.
Is the soul really needed for the body to thrive?
A carcass washed up on the shores of hell.

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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the kool said...
Jan. 14, 2010 at 10:25 am
i loved it because ive thought about the same things you have my favorite thing was the last verse i was flabergasted.
blah_blah said...
Jan. 14, 2010 at 10:23 am
no comment
saysoanything said...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 7:46 am
i really enjoyed this poem because it really takes affect in me to realize what or if we really are human, sometimes i think that we are not just some animals who want attention.
bamboom212 said...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 3:02 pm
1 word: whoa.
XenonG said...
Jan. 3, 2010 at 6:23 pm
i've thought about this as well :)
Kaylamic said...
Nov. 25, 2009 at 5:55 pm
I really like it, its amazing!!!
aydenblack This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 21, 2009 at 1:06 am
I love this.
It's something I've wondered about as well.
Good work. Keep it up.
bluemagnet22 said...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 11:11 am
Ooo vry interesting! I like:) u should check out some of my work:)
lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 12, 2009 at 5:02 pm
This is very good and amazing! I like the rhyme scheme you use: abab cdcd....its captivating. Great job!
birdie said...
May 31, 2009 at 9:10 pm
that was good but it needs a little work to make it complete
Twilightnme said...
May 17, 2009 at 10:04 pm
incredible. I touched the poem. I could see it. Great detail... im extatic said...
May 16, 2009 at 3:28 am
wow. that was twisted but true. you put my mind's constant trail of thought into absolutely awesome words. great job. :)
MariaMarie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 14, 2009 at 10:36 pm
WOW! This is something i wonder a lot but can never get it into words... you have a true gift. And the way it fits together without all the confusion mixed in... amazing.
RachelW. said...
May 8, 2009 at 9:33 pm
good work
Jose123 said...
May 8, 2009 at 8:16 pm
Wow! u realy have skills
Mo said...
May 1, 2009 at 2:26 am That's all I can say. My breath caught with the last words.
blackamethyst said...
Apr. 21, 2009 at 11:28 pm
wow. deep.
Sarah T. said...
Apr. 21, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Wow! This has got to be one of the best poems I've ever read. You write how I write! Let me guess, you started out with one Idea, and ended with Another? I understand what you are trying to say (I think) like, Is our Body REALLY apart of who we are as people? Personality wise? But without a Body, there would be no person...No Idea of us as people. The Vision would be pointless...
(Sorry, getting into it a little to much! lolz)
Keep up your writings! I am looking Forward to more wr... (more »)
Emily C. said...
Mar. 24, 2009 at 11:22 pm
wow, this poem is really spectacular. it made me think and i enjoyed this piece. you just made my day. keep up the good work!! =]
JordonThis 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...
Mar. 20, 2009 at 8:39 pm
You're incredibly talented you know. That was amazing. xD
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