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Where Were You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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“Where were you last night?”
mother asked, tone laced with frustration,
when I walked in the door past pink sunrise,
faking calmness, and stood anxiously still,
trying to take root in my own living room
while contemplating plausible answers.
What could I tell her?
“I had gone searching for sunshine.”
I missed the liberating cold
of mid-January nights
and so went off, hopeful,
in search of answers – happiness –
into the below-zero nowhere
of the local playground on a winter night.
It was the same playground where
infinite childhood melodramas
had resolved themselves so painlessly,
back when pouting still solved problems.
When I finally, hours later,
tripped over the seesaw
and fell and stumbled upon answers,
I came back only to find mother
asking more questions.

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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lilliemais said...
Aug. 18, 2012 at 8:32 am
This poem fascinated me - you're a very good writer. I loved the descriptive yet assertive tone in which you formed your own character. Very nice job! I was wondering, would you mind taking a peak at my poem SIlence Flutters? I'd really like any suggestions or comments so as to improve my overall work. I'd appreciate it so much from someone as good as you. Good job! Keep on writing :) 
 
mounababiieh said...
Oct. 12, 2010 at 7:54 pm
i like your poem its really nice
 
Fashionita101 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 14, 2010 at 5:58 pm
I loved your poem! It's something that everyone has gone through and you highlighted that time perfectly!
 
CherishFaith This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 20, 2009 at 1:47 pm
i can relate :)
 
lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 6, 2009 at 8:35 pm
Amazing piece. I love it
 
Dawanna M. said...
Jun. 25, 2009 at 2:29 am
I love this poem... AWSOME
 
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