I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 9, 2010
When I was younger,
I knew no name
Calling softly to my mother,
Who was too far gone to even hear me
I reached across
What seemed like the Great Plains
Desperately trying to reach
The woman I hardly knew
Who barely gave me a fleeting thought
Wistfully throwing me aside
In pursuit of more fascinating pleasures

I'd fall to the floor
Weeping for some compassion, some acknowledgment
And my voice rang out
To the skies and the heavens
As the sound of a crashing bottle
Shattered my hopes, my dreams, my livelihood
Resounding loudly and overpowering my silence
As it wrecked everything

A miserable fate
Caused by no turning point other than disaster
Twisting my thoughts and my trials
Into a grotesque version of someone I did not recognize
As I slowly turned to dust
Lifted up by a chilly apathetic breeze
I reached out to pick up the broken pieces
Of not only the shattered bottle, but my childhood
Smashed so shamelessly and unwittingly by my mother
I called out once more, out of habit more than anything
Knowing full well that she would not care to hear me

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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Zammy said...
May 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm
If this poem relates anyway to your childhood i want to say how sorry i am for you to go through this! you didn't deserve that. I hope things are going better for you. :)
 
marinashutup This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 2, 2011 at 2:20 am
Lol nope, just a poem :) the speaker is separate from myself.
 
Ilovehyphens This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 22, 2010 at 4:19 am
I like the whole bit describing a "chilly apathetic breeze", it's interesting to see how deep the emotions displayed in the poem relate to nature--joining in with the apathy of your surrounding. Brilliant work, hope all is well for the speaker later on =]
 
Shadowviolet said...
Oct. 12, 2010 at 1:02 am
this is beatiful absoutly amazing means so much especialy when u read between the lines. thnk u for writing this plez keep writing
 
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