My Identity This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

In the sandbox, beside
The plastic yellow shovel.
He didn’t yell out loud
enough as I was skipping
Hand in hand with Mommy,
Thoughts of ice cream tumbled
Around in my mind, I didn’t realize
What I was leaving behind.
It must have felt lonely.
Me. Miles away slurping
Vanilla drips
Of ice cream before they crashed
Onto the scorching cement.
He wondered if I would ever return.
I realize now what I had done.
No amount of a frozen
Treat could repair the
Not positive about much in Life.
Friends, College, Career.
They were going to discuss
With Identity the plan for Me.
Too bad Identity is mixed
With the sand now, being stomped
On by the little children. Mashed
By Jam Hands. Smelled
Up by the occasional feline.
His Life is rough without Me.
My life is one big question mark
Without Him.
I feel that we will meet
Up again someday,
Until then, however,
Identity will just have to yell
A little louder.

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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Lily">This 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...
Jan. 16 at 10:57 pm
i love this so much!
PoetryLove said...
Feb. 10, 2016 at 8:22 pm
Truly talented!
Nadia.A This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 25, 2015 at 4:33 pm
Wow. Just beautiful. Such an enticing idea!
TargonTheDragon said...
Sept. 8, 2014 at 5:12 pm
I think the reason i Hate writing poetry but love reading it is that others are so much better at it. this has beautirul flow and truth to it, and i just get this amazing feeling of art from it. 
Immamistery replied...
Feb. 10, 2016 at 11:02 pm
I agree. I feel so bad when I write poetry and then read other people's.
BlueInk94 said...
Jul. 23, 2010 at 11:32 pm
This is very good. I love the way you describe everything! its truly amazing!
CrazySquid said...
May 25, 2010 at 7:53 pm
love it! hope you keep writing!
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