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

I slit the throat of my emotions,
watched them spill crimson on the alabaster snow.
A glint in my eye,
a memory of what I had slain.
Never wanting to reclaim it.
Faded and worn,
just a ghost of what should have been,
I'm chasing them down,
'til the blood runs knee-deep.
I never wanted you to see this,
just hide your eyes now, little girl.
The slaughter of one's heart
is not a sight for precious tiny you.
Run away now, little girl,
as the dying wails caress your ears.
Shriveled corpses of the warriors
lie broken around your feet.
I put a gun to Love's head,
gave it the privilege of last words,
but you were not meant to witness
what was not meant to occur.
Now the snow-white floor is stained,
and on your heart remains a blemish.
I hung Faith and Hope from the trees,
the skeleton trees.
Now your tender neck is flawed,
and your sparkling eyes carry the memory of what you saw.
Little girl, why did you not heed my words?
Because now it's too late to hide your eyes,
and forever imprinted, my deed is,
on your ever-so-innocent heart.

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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ChrisJ This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm
Very moving, and great imagery too, really great job!
 
Interminable_Dreamer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm
This was absolutelly beautiful. That's all I can stay; It was stunning.
 
karaboo1997 said...
May 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm
Wow, this is amazing, the metophores and disription is breath taking
 
xcrunner4life said...
Sept. 28, 2010 at 9:50 am
Wow this poem took me by suprise! it was very good in a dark way. I sometimes like reading these kind of peoms beacuse it reminds me how sad the world really can be. My one friend writes these and this reminds me of them. I loved reading this it was an amazing story and i hope the writer keeps posting them.
 
brax34 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 30, 2010 at 10:52 am
Amazing use of words and metaphors!  It is dark enough to slice someone to the heart, but not dark enough to depress.  I love it, it reminds me of my writing, and what i want mine to be like.
 
darkPrincess said...
May 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm
this is amazing. you have talent and im happy to know you. you are funny and smart and the best friend i have ever had more like a sis. lov ya lots
 
Philip_Hart said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm
Good use of words and imagery. I really liked your piece and the story behind it. I am a big fan of stories inside of poems. I'm hoping you get into the magazine with this one. You're very talented. Keep it up!
 
xLpoet said...
Feb. 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm
This is one of the most powerful pieces I've ever read. Your imagery is fantastic and the emotion is captured so well.
 
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