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It Keeps Pulling and Pulling

Let me escape
the interminable need.

It pulls me,
a whisper crescendo-ing into a cacophony of voices.

I follow the voices.

I fall within its gravity.
And once I do, its soft, steel grasp
can never be undone.

And as I drown in its façade of love
never beginning

I stand so tall within a gravity,
which steps and pushes and pulls me… down.

Leave me be.

Your gravity caresses every part of me
that falls so easily.

I fall to you.

Because I know I am not strong enough.

Because my fragile conscience cannot withstand the rope
that has bound me to you.

There is only one thing I know,
One thing I can say.

And I see now,

you are the only thing that holds me.



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Lexie96 said...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I really like this poem... it's well-written and the use of metaphors was done with great care... so they were meaningful... great work!

Think you could check out mine sometime?

 
aub13zzz said...
Oct. 24, 2009 at 12:29 pm
i love this poem so much! i think, like how anotherromantic said, it's powerful. i love the usage of gravity in it... it helps a person who really hasn't been in this kind of situation undertand what it feels like.
i got this... feeling... like of... idk but this really really strong feeling of... understanding? and need? i guess idk i can't really put it itno words, but i think it is sooooooooo ridiculously good and yah!!! i love it!!!!
oh, and the last 4 lines is ... (more »)
 
alfavetta replied...
Oct. 25, 2009 at 10:23 am
Thanks Aubrey! You're awesome and always give good comments! I just realized I was wondering what new articles you have wriiten, but you can tell me in "Cut-out thing you need." Hahaha.
 
anotherromanctic This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 18, 2009 at 6:57 pm
very powerful. and helpful.
it's great.
 
alfavetta replied...
Oct. 19, 2009 at 7:04 am
Helpful how?
 
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