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And this poem can't be finished,
because it ends where it starts.
And as it's just beginning is
exactly where it parts.
And when it's sad it's crying,
truly happy tears.
And when it's finally dying,
it's more alive than it's been in years.
And when the light is showing,
it's darker than the Earth.
And when it's finished caring,
is when it does give birth.
And when it tries to prepare,
it collapses to the ground.
And when it tries to be heard,
it doesn't make a sound.
And this poem can't be finished,
because it never really began.
Instead of sticking to the paper,
the words got up and ran.

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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KaitlynCallahan said...
Apr. 18, 2011 at 7:34 am
Oh my gosh! Simply wonderful, I loved it! I tagged it as my favorite. Please write more!
 
Fayrouz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 30, 2010 at 10:23 pm
your poem appears on the same page in the magazine as my published poem "Stealing Beauty From a Larkspur" Good job and keep up the good work. My class said it was the best poem on the page! I love how it starts with "and" but makes complete sense.
 
justkasey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 31, 2010 at 6:58 pm
:) oh my gosh that is so sweet that they said that. i feel so honored when one person likes my poems so its crazy that even more then that would! thank youso much for the encouragement. your piece was fantastic as well!
 
MarandisM said...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm
I really liked this poem, it makes sense without making non at all, you are a talented writer so never stop!!!!!!!!!
 
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