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

The eve of twilight ascended,
my breath came, now gone
as my soles pounded upon the way.
The whispers of the cornstalks
call someone else’s name.
Murmurs drown amongst thousands
of pieces in the heavens above.
The closing thrum of a bass,
dragged me into useless reality
as the brilliant headlights
flash across my flushed face.
I could hear it still
while it ate the miles of road.
A heartbeat, the thud and pound,
haunting me, knowing how alive I am.
The wind no longer restrained me,
but I knew its direction.
Liquid memory on the fringes
wading through the tide of city.
My footsteps become the silence
I long for.
Until a streetlamp pushed me
onto the stage without a line to say.
Even under the audience of the moon,
He sees a distorted façade
of who I am.
Hands of inky shadows reach me
The dark is not always the worst place to be.

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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HeythereZoey said...
Apr. 19, 2012 at 7:45 am

That is really good please read and comment my poems<3


Brie555 said...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm
I love this poem! ;D its a totally beutifull, amazing, breathtaking, thrilling (for me), poem :D I love how you  descrebed the place and like drew it up in my mind <33 uve gottaa keep wrighting - if u dont ill die lol, ur that awsome <3
Aiden said...
Apr. 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm
that was awsome. I love how the words you chose painted a perfect picture. well done!
MmazinSkidat said...
Apr. 18, 2009 at 6:32 pm
all i can say is WoW, it must have taken a great mind to write such a powerful and meanigful poem. it was simply amazing. Fantastico! lol i hope you write more, poems like this one i put on my walls in my room, and read over so ya good job! ;D
Brie555 replied...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 5:01 pm
Haha, same!!
Kathryn.L said...
Apr. 4, 2009 at 12:16 am
wow. its a really powerful piece. i'd love to know what you think of my work TeenInk.com/raw/Poetry/article/94908/The-Panopticon/
alayapoetgirl said...
Apr. 3, 2009 at 7:39 pm
That was really good. You would be a good storywriter.
xXxAngelOfDeathxXx said...
Apr. 3, 2009 at 3:53 am
Wow. That poem was so good. it was beautiful, and you used an excellent choice of words in this. it is a very deep and wonderful peace.
hornieasian said...
Apr. 2, 2009 at 4:26 pm
i really like that poem. it was all so touching. i know that darkness isn't all that positive bu tat times being dark for me is calming and relaxing but still love it. so deep like the breathe i took to read yours. you like that.haha... anyways i hope to read more
tweedle dee said...
Apr. 2, 2009 at 12:35 pm
wow i liked this alot!!! great job, it really caught me!
McHale replied...
Dec. 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm
Wow. it was really good.
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