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

Words spread like viruses,
Releasing venom to every tongue they touch.
Once you're poisoned, you are poison
And people treat you as such.
You hold on by your index finger,
The very digit that has betrayed you so.
Eyes that have now caught flame
Spit the inferno at you as they glow.
Fasten a button on your lips,
And sew your fingertips to the ground
Because once you prompt night,
You'll be haunted by the sound.
The sound of voice,
And the sound of rue.
Now wave good-bye
To the faces you knew.
Bow and be conquered
Or drown while your wings tear,
For you will soon be feeble
Crashing back down the stairs.

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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Crispy said...
Sept. 16, 2010 at 7:26 am:
I can relate to this poem. In high school drama is everywhere! Rumors, lies, secrets, etc. I believe this is my favorite poem yet.
 
thefragments This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm :

Yeah, I think that it's a very common issue.

And thank you very much!

 
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jess315 said...
Sept. 14, 2010 at 6:18 pm:
this is a great peice. i loved it:)
 
thefragments This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm :
Thanks so much! That means a lot! 
 
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