Autumn of the Mind This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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You think you know it all because you say
That you know nothing, and so go your way
Assured that caution is enough to give –
That prudence safeguards how you mean
to live

You didn’t think you’d fall in love like this
A thousand times, a thousand shards of bliss,
With word and feeling, nature and a book
You find a soul in all if you but look

Yet every time you fall in love you fall –
You do not choose, you merely hear the call
And when you follow far, you can’t go back
They hit you hard, each time you find
they lack

In seeing light where none was to be seen
You held to hope, but also to a dream
And how could you have known that
dreams fall flat?
No cautious plans you made could tell
you that!

You say you’ll never trust until you do –
You’re sure they won’t play false, but then it’s you –
Your villains tell the truth, your heroes lie –
You learn there’s more to dying than to die

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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OurVoices said...
Jan. 20, 2015 at 6:18 pm
This is the best piece of poetry i have read in a long time, after i finished i was just liken ....woah.. great great job!! 5 stars!
 
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