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Gonna get my living on

Graffiti on the dawn

Although I’ve never drawn

Love

And beautiful women before

There is always a first

Coerced into everything

But the unrehearsed

Lines of true living

Like how the earth made love to the sky

And that’s where you and I

Come from

we arrived

warriors of the steel drum

Never to ask how come

we arrived

this way

I

Gonna get my living on

Graffiti on the dawn

Though the sun has undergone

The scissors

The amber blade

Laying sunshine in concave graves

Right next to those

I

Couldn’t

Save

Who numbered the days between cafes and the charcoal grays

Of passing away

Nicely

Where precisely

At dawn

I drew your picture although I’ve never drawn

As a symbol of your carrying on

Now

If only

I

Could get my living on.

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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adinarThis 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...
Nov. 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm:
I love this- it would make an amazing song, the wording would fit really nicely to music!
 
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Kiyoko This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:51 pm:
I normally have a hard time enjoying rhyming poetry, but this is really nice. Well done!
 
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Pareidolia said...
May 5, 2013 at 2:17 am:
"There is always a first Coerced into everything". Really great. 
 
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aphids77 said...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm:
this is awesome. it really surpasses most of the moderatley good poems in the magazine. this one has personality, imagery, contains deeper meanings and u included a great rhyming pattern that most people would abuse and stretch too far to find words that rhyme.. but u mastered it. WELL DONE. :)
 
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Zoe M. said...
Sept. 16, 2009 at 6:40 pm:
Fantastic poem, flows well, simple and sweet imagery... Awesome job, keep writing!
 
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