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the fiery sun beats down upon the sand,
a fallen king sits taking its abuse.
trapped in places no one understands,
his worth has faded from the years of use.
the time he’s spent here all amounts to naught,
frozen in the fires by the sea,
and, wrapped up in his solitary thoughts,
he’s stuck in limbo for eternity.
and over time he slowly fades away,
a shadow of the man he used to be.
the sand grows higher every single day,
and soon there will be nothing left to see,
unless some kindred soul’s haphazard glance
can catch the glint of bronze and take the chance.

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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dia.dreamer said...
Sept. 12, 2011 at 11:30 am:
this is by the far, the best poem I've read in teenink. saying I loooovvveedd it is not enough. it's just everything I can ask for in a poem. it's amazing. you blow me away. your choice of words and metaphors and everything is just magnificent. please keep writing! :) -5 stars-
 
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Stephanie C. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 9, 2009 at 12:29 am:
This is beautifully crafted! The rhymes are original! I love the flow of the words from one line to the other. It's great!
 
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violetfaye said...
Oct. 5, 2009 at 5:22 pm:
Wow, really liked that! As someone said before, nice flow and style
 
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Giraffe2234 said...
Sept. 21, 2009 at 4:26 pm:
love this poem. its so unique. and whats haphazard?
 
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Wildheart This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 18, 2009 at 9:30 pm:
Wow, i loved it, it was so... i cant explain it! that was amazing!
 
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Veritytrue said...
Sept. 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm:
I think this is a really good poem. I like the way you did the rhyme scheme-- it gives the poem a good, rolling rhythm which workes well with the subject matter. It's very well written- good job!
 
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Xavier R. said...
Sept. 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm:
"frozen in fires by the sea" sick line. I like this poem reminds me somewhat of my own writing style
 
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Jesse A. said...
Sept. 17, 2009 at 4:49 pm:
wow that was really good i liked ti alot!
 
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