Construction of a Life This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Here sits a man,
Building a foundation with his hands.
Drawing the blueprints to his life.
Corresponding from point A to B and going for it.
Leveling out expectations,
Smoothing out the rough patches,
Hammered with exhaustion.

Here stands a man.
Building a foundation at his own will.
Sharpening his thoughts and beliefs,
Fixing problems he might have caused,
And throwing out the tools.

Here works a man.
Building a foundation strong and sturdy.
Tightening up from stress,
Digging out past grudges,
Covering his heart with a hard hat.

Here struts a man.
Building a foundation almost complete.
Finishing things he started and forgotten,
Detailing more emotion into his thoughts,
Examining what lies in front of him.

Here walks a man.
Away from his work.
Just to turn around.
To turn around and look at the foundation of his life, that he built with his own hands.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

Join the Discussion

This article has 1 comment. Post your own now!

Izzy777This 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...
Jun. 27, 2015 at 1:08 pm
This poem just became my new favorite very sweet and powerful and the imagery is just amazing. great moral this story brings. I love this so much, honestly. the poem is PERFECT. check out a piece of mine? thank you so much for sharing
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback