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The Way To Live This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

All my sanity I would give,
If I could choose one way to live,
That would be in the surreal,
Where I eat bottle caps in my cereal:
A place where the sky is not blue,
And telephones answer you,
A place where I could laugh and dance and sing,
And watch pink elephants grow wings.
Oh, would it be so bad
To have Franz Kafka as a dad?
To live in a nation
Where rational thought is against the law,
And beauty is found in every flaw?
Where up is down,
And down is sideways,
Where the sun rises at 3 a.m.
Always –
A place where you use turtles as car keys,
And Republicans believe in Anarchy,
A place where you never ask the question, “Why?”
And if you keep your feet on the ground,
You know how to fly –
A place where you never say sorry,
For finding God in a portrait,
Of Salvador Dali –
Why can I not live there?

This earthly world is so unfair,
A place filled with black and gray,
A place where I cannot stay,
Where reality makes me gag and choke,
And I only glimpse my dreams
Through handfuls of smoke.
Oh, I would shatter this ground and burn this sky,
I would fill this grave in which I lie,
If I could spend just one day,
Living in a surrealistic way –

Climb the hill and hop the fence
To a place where nothing makes sense.

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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Wilson1994 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm
Outstanding, I wish I could evolve my emotions like this in my work! The imagery you use is captivating and very original, it's amazing to see work like this, please, please could anyone have a glance at my work and help me to even be half as good as this beauty!
 
sonnysulouff This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 26, 2010 at 9:40 pm
I absolutely love this poem! It's freakin awesome. I would love it if you would check out some of my stuff. Great work! :)
 
aprilrain said...
Apr. 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm
this is really good!it reminds me of my favorit saying from alice in wonderland
 
ZackHarmes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 27, 2010 at 8:45 pm
Which saying was that?
 
enchanted4yu said...
Mar. 12, 2010 at 11:53 pm
This is one of the best things I've read on teen ink. You're great. I can *feel everything you mention... ur a rlly talented writer ;]
 
moose said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:35 pm
amazing. I can see your style in it too. I like it.
 
berly12 said...
Feb. 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm
Wow amazing ! that is so good!
 
lillygm replied...
Feb. 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm
This reminds me of Dr. Seuss, it's very whimsical and visual.
 
sydizzle replied...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 10:46 pm
this is pretty amazing, good job.
 
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