Dear Child

October 24, 2009
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Shut you eyes, dear child, please pray
Don't listen, precious, just look away
Cover ears and hold your breath
Sweet child, of what is left

Sleep in peace, innocence, dream deep
Don't be thinking, please fall asleep
Lay within your pact of lies-
Poor child, your mind's disguise

Awaken child, do not suffer this day
Shut your eyes, again, please lay
Your mind and body too broken, damaged
Tragic child, your life's a savage

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ByThyName said...
Apr. 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm
One of my favorites right here :D
LeilaniLives said...
Nov. 11, 2009 at 8:24 pm
It more tells a story, of a child dealing with the pain life gives as such a very young age and struggling to avoid it. And a figure telling the child it's not right to get better... I'm just not sure what the figure is, the child itself grown>?
tennisislovee34 replied...
Nov. 11, 2009 at 9:39 pm
yeah that's an interesting perspective... i like that! kind of like the child is taking to his/her younger self?
songwritermike replied...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 10:29 pm
i like that..
tennisislovee34 said...
Nov. 9, 2009 at 8:38 pm
oooh, i really like this! it sends a really good message! (at least the message i got from it!)
alex9426 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm
great poem. i love the rhyming, it really brings a new dimension to the poem.
LeilaniLives replied...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 8:55 pm
:) thank you.
Amber K. said...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 8:28 am
This is very moving =] Awesome job. One question:: When do teenink finally stop 'going over' your stuff? When does my approval stop pending? lol
MissyxJoker replied...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm
I know, i have a story that's been pending since the beginning of october!
Amber K. replied...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm
So is it basically hopeless unless it's superb and meets all of their requirements? Or is it just that there's so many?
MissyxJoker replied...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 6:21 pm
I guess there is alot, & only few people to look through them.
Amber K. replied...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm
So does that mean mine might never get even published?
Nanna replied...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 6:59 pm
Yeah 2 of mine got published in about a week, and I have many more that have been pending for quite some time now. Its really annoying me that they are not being published. Is there anything to do?
LeilaniLives replied...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 8:54 pm
My poems took about a week to two weeks to get approval. Any stories I've written have been pending approval for about a month now. I have a feeling it has more to do with whoever feels like getting around to reading the stories/poems. If someone skips over it, it may take another two weeks for someone to check it out.
LeilaniLives replied...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 8:55 pm
But thank you, by the way :)
Amber K. replied...
Nov. 8, 2009 at 8:00 am
you're welcome, this really is an outstanding poem :)
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