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Dried Blood & Holiday Spirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I clamp my hands over my ears
To drown out the sound and
Press my body to the nearest wall,
With its spiderweb cracks still creeping
D
O

W

N
Covered by family pictures or a religious calendar
Smiles
And
Christ
And
Fists
And
Sin.
To hold myself up.
To hold myself in.
But I still hear your blaring pleading screams
And I think the wall's shaking.
Trying to push me away
Trying to push me toward you
Toward the smashed phone
With its lost threat of 911
And no dial tone.
But I can't help you
No one can help you
No one can help you but you!
I can only rewrap the Christmas presents and
Separate the beer bottles from the wrapping paper
Separate the rage from the love.
As it all lies tangled on the living room floor.
Graced by the presence of …
An engagement ring?
'Til death do us part.
'Til death do us part?

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MeaghanSeesStarsThis 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...
Sept. 15, 2011 at 9:27 am:
this is really deep.prima~
 
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BlueInk94 said...
May 10, 2010 at 8:52 am:
this is realy good! i actaully wrote a poem called 'Till death do us Apart', read it if u have time.
 
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lovehurts said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 11:19 am:
wow this is soo good it tuched me deep it remindes me of similure christmas at my moms befor i got put in foster care. i love it!!!
 
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Hayz~Hardcore said...
Dec. 1, 2009 at 12:21 am:
omg i love this...this is how christmas's use to be for me! this is mine and my moms first christmas out of my stepdads house soo wish me luck :) ohh pls check out my poems and let me know wat u think id really appriciate it the one i think is the best is "The truth about forever"
 
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mutekid016 said...
Nov. 30, 2009 at 8:33 pm:
That was amazing. A cool twist on words and emotions definatley flowed through your work. It was deep and influencing!
 
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lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 26, 2009 at 4:30 pm:
OH MY GOSH! THIS IS TRULY POETIC AND DEEP! I LOVED IT...I MOVED MY FACE CLOSER TO THE MONITOR BECAUSE IT WAS SO GOOD! TEE HEE...KEEP IT UP!
 
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asiangurl... said...
May 26, 2009 at 3:48 pm:
i love the poem. you are so talented. keep it up...great emotions. i felt it..:)
 
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JoyousLife This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 11, 2009 at 2:47 pm:
wow. i really felt a rythm to this poem and the imagery was incredible!
 
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