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Buckle Up, There's a Storm Blowing In This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.

Car rides are especially terrible in the backseat.
Whenever I'm there, it always seems to storm
inside
and
Outside
of the car.

Thunder rumbles with fury and somehow,
your words are louder,
covering up the trembling low voice of the sky.

Rain streaks the windshield as tears fly down my cheeks.
The wipers lie dormant; they don't work anyway.
Broken, just like my eyelids,
unable to keep the floodgates closed.

I sit quietly, but only for a moment,
listening to the thunder from your mouth.
And the lightning pierces the sky just as my words
race atop the ceiling of my Chevrolet and out
the
closed
sunroof.

The backseat is a place with stormy weather.
Maybe I should call shotgun more often.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the March 2010 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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BMMSKN said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:53 am:
THIS IS WONDERFULLLLLLLLLLLLLL. I ACTUALLY ALMOST GOT HIT BY A STORM LIKE THAT. ONCE AGAIN WONDERFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!
 
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[-POOFI-BAMBUFi-] said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm:
this is an awsome poem..you put a lot of effert into it.![:
 
flawless200 replied...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 2:21 pm :
i LOVE HOW YOU GOT THE PHOTO TO GO WITH IT a GREAT #1 WORK OF ART OR pOETRY ACTUALLY LOL 
 
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