October 3, 2009
I take a gulp of air, a big one
I gaze out at the endless skies
that expand over the enormous canyons
I feel a little dizzy
and it’s not because
of not drinking enough water
like those posters
Warned me
(my dad made sure of that)
So why is it?
I look at the ground,
seeking something familiar
but the rusty red dust
doesn’t bring much comfort
Because what it dust?
It can just blow away
and then I think
If the ground can blow away
Why can’t I?
The blue expanding over my head
is so vast
I know it could consume me
And I realize
That I’m scared
Because I realize that
I’m really, very small
Because even this huge
That I’m in
Would look so small
From outer space
And I realize that in
A world, universe so big
You just have to try
To leave something good behind
Because that’s the biggest impression
You can make

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SamanthaW said...
Jul. 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm
Your writing is amazing. I absolutely love everything you have posted on Teen Ink. If my poetry was even half as good as yours, I would be the happiest girl in the world. I take pride in my work but I can't always convey emotion or grab attention like you can. You're an inspiration to teen writers everywhere. :)
IzzyVT said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm

...I went to the Grand Canyon over the summer. This poem totally brought me back.

And if you are talking about the Grand Canyon I know what posters you're talking about. (:

maggiebar1 said...
Oct. 6, 2010 at 7:37 pm
thoughts like this make me scared and humble and i love this poem... p.s.... i am so happy to find another writer with my same taste of music... go bon iver, edward sharpe, etc! :) 
awesomeaugust This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm
Thanks! I've read/commented on some of your work, too! Haha love Chuck and Pushing Daisies!!
maggiebar1 replied...
Oct. 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm
noooo freaking way! those r two of my favorite shows!!! and lost too! haha i feel like a creeper looking on ur profile but im purty sure everyone does that haha go losties!
no1butherself said...
May 19, 2010 at 8:36 am
great job. amazing. (:
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