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warm breeze
and teacups in the sand
i’ll wear the sundress
and draw daisies on my hand
you’ll sit
and count my freckle-stars
kiss my eyelashes
and say how deep in love you are
sunshine
echoes off your skin and mine
dance along cold shores
bury ourselves in the sands of time
you’ll wait
for my eyes to open
and daydream with me
until we’re blue as the ocean
and i’ll cry when it’s all over
i’ll cry ’cause you never knew
the deeper part of my ocean eyes
the part of me that really loved you
i’ll cry when the ground shall take you
i’ll leave blood roses at your feet
and i’ll pretend i never had a clue
as to how much you really loved me
cold breeze
broken porcelain on the shore
i don’t know you anymore
i don’t know you anymore


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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skittlesrus said...
Jun. 27, 2013 at 11:12 pm
I've known this poem since I was in sixth grade. I am now a Junior and it is currently hanging in my bedroom. It's helped me through a lot and helped me be who I am today. I'm so thankful to have found this poem, for it is the reason I am still alive today.
 
EllieP said...
May 29, 2013 at 4:21 am
This is beautiful! If emotions could be drawn this is what they would look like! 
 
Grania This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm
I found this poem a few years ago and loved it so much I nearly memorized it. This poem means a lot to me. Thank you for writing it.
 
dolphin13 said...
Dec. 5, 2010 at 11:15 am
Very nice. This poem just flows. I usually don't like this type of poem, but I like this. Keep up the good work!
 
blackbird704 said...
Dec. 5, 2010 at 2:34 am
it has a nice flow. please check out my stuff!
 
AllayAlane said...
Jun. 1, 2010 at 12:20 pm
Amazing. :)
 
hayleyfc said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 9:30 pm
this is such a great poem. i totally felt the writers emotions
 
NeverSayNever said...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 6:56 pm
Absolutely Beautiful! I felt every emotion, and could connect to the poem on a personal level. You breathed life into simple words. I aspire to write poetry like you
 
-FakeIt- replied...
Oct. 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm
 I agree. I doubt I'll be able to come up with anything this good. Beautifully written.
 
MysteriousLily93 said...
Apr. 18, 2009 at 7:22 pm
the first time i ever read this peopm was in a creative writing class from the magazine. i fell in love with it. it is breath takingly beautiful and pure.
 
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