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Drowned in Thought MAG

By Sondra Hart, Cohasset, MA

and I cannot tell you
free from invis(imagine)ible vision
bondage anchored views
let it go (un)ravel twist
congest accelerate main artery jammed
pressure point dis(tribute) disturb weight
transfer answer inner calm
submerge emerge hot water balance thrown
sunken reference point out truth
sources matter cite me parenthetical pathetic
how can you believe in(sanity)
attempt understanding at access unknown
label construe explain with their language
the visual (internal) hidden fogged mirror
ripple reflects film distort skew still
breathing banned beneath bubbles only escape
under muscles tense under layer unfound
heat unheard affects steam projects ideas unheard
now my head is clear (mine)d is cluttered again

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Lynni BRONZE said...
on Jun. 24 2017 at 9:09 am
Lynni BRONZE, St. Augustine, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
There is freedom waiting for you,
on the breezes of the sky.
And you ask: "What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling, what if you fly? -E.H.

This poem is very well expressed. I really liked it!

Brie555 said...
on Dec. 3 2011 at 4:57 pm
I totally love this poem!! I love how you put really different words into the poem - its a different way of doing things. I LOVE IT! :D Also I like how u putthe i cannnot explain part at the beginging ;D it helps tie it together <3 totally love it!! You should totally keep wrighting!

on Jan. 5 2011 at 4:46 pm
BeTwEenDrEaMiNGaNdCoMiNGTrUE PLATINUM, Howell, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
“If I speak in the tongues of angels, but have not love, I'm only a resounding noise , If I have the gift of knowledge, And if my faith moves mountains high, But have not love I am nothing… Though I know the One, Who holds the stars in the heavens, In the palm of His hand, If I give all I possess , To the poor and the helpless, I'll still gain nothing, Without love… Love's patient, True love is always kind, Love does not envy, Never brags, it's never proud, Slow to wrath, it keeps no records of wrongs against friends, Love forgives… It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:1-5,7)
“If the world hates you, remember that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” John 15:18-19
"The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these the spirit blooms..." ~ George Santayana

Wow, that was really interesting... in a very good thought provoking way. I love how you aranged seemingly unrelated words into a fantastic poem... the words, or parts of words in parenthesis are such an amazing and interesting part of it too!! awesome :D

on Aug. 15 2010 at 8:43 pm
alaskatrailmutt, Jefferson, Maryland
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I like this actually :) Good job :D Love the use of parentheses (spell?)

on Apr. 23 2009 at 4:40 pm
Avery_Rayne BRONZE, Summerfield, Florida
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The title suits the twisting labyrinth-like thought structure you present. The words were of a diverse category, which is surprising. So, overall, I think I might actually like this.

on Apr. 20 2009 at 2:41 am
GoldenGirl PLATINUM, Vashon, Washington
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on Apr. 19 2009 at 7:58 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

Very thought provoking and confusing. It was an interesting twist on description and poetry.

on Apr. 19 2009 at 4:35 pm
Underestimated GOLD, Ocala, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Every girl wants a guy she can go to hair a mess, in sweats, eyes red from crying, and the first thing he says to her is "baby your beautiful" and actually means it.

I thought this was mmazin, i love the style too, it was kind of comfusing at the beginning but overall i loved it

jeezkay GOLD said...
on Apr. 11 2009 at 7:52 pm
jeezkay GOLD, Orlando, Florida
15 articles 66 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
If it's meant to be, it'll happen.

I like your style.

on Apr. 3 2009 at 8:35 pm
annkaykay2011 DIAMOND, Lansing, Michigan
75 articles 11 photos 137 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am who I am, sorry, no changes."

I love the style and the big words that confuse me but its fun and sharp

on Apr. 3 2009 at 7:36 pm
alayapoetgirl BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

It was kind of confusing and hard to understand... But it was good description.

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