After This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By , Easton, PA
I wonder what happens when you die?
Is it a rush
or a slow and meaningless trickle out of life?
Do you stick around to see the tears,
hear the false sympathy,
taste the grief?
Or do you hightail it out of there,
leaving behind the mess of chaos that was your life?

I wonder what it tastes like.
Maybe like spring,
new leaves and moist air
sunlight that isn't quite yet warm
Or is it dark,
an empty space inside your mind
inside your heart

How do you face it?
Can you feel the whispers of family,
holding you up,
helping you understand?
Or are you all alone?
Spiraling out of control,
with no one to slow you down
say that they love you
and don't want you to go

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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ShelbeyNicole said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 8:19 pm
This is amazing. especially because my grandma just died. I think you should continue on this poem. Try to add more.
 
Ale_18 said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm
i like it... i wonder now what would happen lol keep on writing
 
munkyman95 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 12:32 pm
intelligent..thoughtful poem
 
Whisperer said...
Apr. 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm
this is really strong. i've thought alot about this and it's scary. but i really like this poem. thank you SO much for sharing :)
 
bullet.with.butterfly.wings said...
Apr. 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm
wow...what does happen? Strong, very strong...good job
 
DallysGrrl said...
Apr. 7, 2010 at 4:57 pm
That was amazing keep on writing it was really emotional and strong.
 
Metree This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm
this is so good and philosophical- really makes you think!! how long does it take for work to make it through the editors?
 
ShakingChandeliers said...
Apr. 6, 2010 at 11:33 pm

I know exactly what you mean.

To me death is a very lonely process and its scary to know you can't have someone hold your hand through it....your just alone.

 
iliketac0s said...
Apr. 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm
wow. deep.
 
kileymichelle13 replied...
Apr. 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm
So... so... so amazing. I almost just cried.
 
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