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I want to hold you,
but you are too far to grasp
like the stars I have reached for,
waiting for them to fall into my
open palms and make my
wishes come true.
I desire you like
the months of
waiting, waiting
for a way out.
And I thought I found it
with you, but you are elusive.
You move too fast, like smoke
through the open window
out of which I tried to discard
the broken pieces of the past.
And you stretch, stretch
upward away from me
to greater heights I can never
hope to achieve.
Up among those stars
that would never fall for me.
I am stuck here on this
plain old Earth
spinning and moving
as it always has,
too fast for me to keep up with,
as you look down from below
with pity in your eyes
and give me just enough
of a boost for a one-night high.
When you've been that high,
it's much too easy to feel low.

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PrincessBubblegum said...
Nov. 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm:
I love this. I love this. I love this. And there's not much more I can say than that. You are brilliant.
 
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Bbruch said...
Sept. 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm:
again, Wow! Your poetry is so deep and rich! I am running out of words to describe how great your writing is!
 
Michaela M. 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. replied...
Jan. 30, 2012 at 10:37 pm :
completly agree this is the 4th poem i read by you to day you are amazing you writeing like this helps others to write form the heart as well thanks for your view on life and please...dont stop
 
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sarah.s This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 3, 2010 at 9:29 am:
"Look down from below"
Should actually be "look down from above."
Ahahaha I typed it in wrong when I submitted it. It's getting published with an error. And you people still like it! Ahahaha this is fantastic.
 
lala15This 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 1, 2011 at 9:02 am :
its AMAZING anyway!
 
sarah.s This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 14, 2011 at 9:26 am :
Thank you kindly! :)
 
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annkaykay2011This 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...
Mar. 3, 2010 at 9:08 am:
"Up among those stars
that would never fall for me.
I am stuck here on this
plain old Earth
spinning and moving
as it always has,
too fast for me to keep up with,
as you look down from below
with pity in your eyes"
I think thats my favorite part.
its very deep.
Very good.
Keep it up!
 
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francheeze88 said...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 10:44 am:
I was going to say that what the person below me wrote is the best part of this. Its really good.
 
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withoutamuse This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 11:50 pm:
"And you stretch, stretch
upward away from me
to greater heights I can never
hope to achieve.
Up among those stars
that would never
fall for me"
Such a great line.
 
DinosoarJen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 3, 2009 at 2:39 pm :
I agree. Great work.
 
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