Hide and Seek This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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     As the numbers count down
We scatter the ground,
Searching for the best places to hide.
Some dive beneath the kitchen table,
Others huddle in dark corners
Pretending they aren’t able
To be seen.
I know better, I’ve played this game before,
Running to the hallway closet
Peeking through the blinds on the door.
The places where you can see but can’t be seen
Are the places that will get you far.
And as I watch the others being called out,
I refuse to be found.
I hold my breath and try not to breathe aloud
And for a brief moment I am undiscovered,
A mystery to all
But I slip
And he looks me straight in the eye
Right through the blinds
And as the door opens wide,
I am found once again.


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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elycavill This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 17, 2015 at 5:08 pm
Great work!
 
TheBellroseFairy said...
Mar. 18, 2015 at 11:34 pm
In the 19th line, you use the words "try not to breathe aloud" when it should be "try not to breathe out loud". Your line breaks are a mess. You should keep in mind that poetry is the best words in the best order. This poem does have some dark undertones, so you can probably describe the burning anticipation of being found with some vague hints of what'll happen if you are.
 
SamanthaW said...
Jul. 15, 2013 at 2:26 pm
I think this poem is very well written. Nice job :)
 
Compulsiveshoelace said...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 3:52 pm
This is almost sinister if you read deeper into it, nicely done!
 
Msrbl@Bst said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 9:56 pm
loved it :)
 
AcidRayne said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm
kinda dark ...i like it:)
 
sooverhim said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 10:47 am
i dont get this..like at all
 
Ashley W. said...
Mar. 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm
I love this poem!!! It's so so so good!
 
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