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

Sadness is a ghost,
A lingering spirit never to leave,
Hanging around your whole body,
Swallowing you whole just like when,
At night, you let the pitch-black air cover you in a blanket,
So you can dream about how you wish things were,
How things could have been,
And when you wake up, it just makes your illness that much worse.

Sadness is a way of life,
A disease spread by just a simple look,
Or a conversation,
Or when you notice someone's secret tears,
It eats away at you,
Until you're in pieces,
Shattered in the dark,
And you're digging around in the past,
Trying to put yourself back together,
But the infection is already in your veins,
And no matter the time that goes by,
It's incurable,
And it never leaves.

Sadness is your lost memories,
Distracted and confused,
You miss the good times,
And you can't get them back,
Sadness is the necklace Mama gave you,
That fell off and is lost,
Carrying with it a sort of medicine,
Temporary, but numbed your disease,
And now it's gone,
Like the snowman you made with Daddy,
That melted away on the approach of spring one night,
And with the now liquid snow came your remembrance
Of Daddy's deep chuckle when the deer ate its apple eyes,
And his hands on yours, helping you form its body.

Yes, memories melt away, just like that snowman,
And yes, memories fall off, just like your necklace,
But sadness never does,
It hangs above your head,
And when you start to forget about it,
You breath it in, inhale it,
And once again
You are haunted.

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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lovegirl17 said...
Feb. 7 at 11:54 am:
i rally like this poem, i was in a relationship and he resently dumped me and we were really close and i felt like the world was over but i had some good friends and they helped me through it and i thought your poem was very helpful and inspiring
 
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tiara1234 said...
Feb. 4 at 12:56 pm:
i love this poem my mom used to read this to me its a really good poem but it can be  really depressing
 
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KatsK This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm:
This is really, really good. I tip my hat to you. You can read some of my work, particularly Buried Secrets or Sparks, if you honestly, legitimately want to, but if you don't, that's fine as well.
 
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Radiah said...
May 21, 2011 at 7:53 am:
Simply Amazing:)
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 21, 2011 at 8:22 am :
thank you! <3
 
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Lola_Sveroski said...
Apr. 3, 2011 at 8:42 pm:
Hey! Congratulatoriations, my friend. (I hope you don't mind me showing this to my English teacher... she'll be terribly jealous of your talent.)
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 6:51 pm :
Thanks Annabelle:) miss you.
 
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Mgymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 23, 2011 at 1:42 am:
wow this is so good and so relate able too! Congrats getting published in the magazine!! if you get the chance could  you look at my 2 poems The Sinner's Confession and A Mirror Image?? thanks it would be greatly appreciated!! :)
 
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βίωσις said...
Jan. 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm:

Sarah, congratulation on your published poem!

You are an amazingly talented writer... love you sweety!

 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm :
THanks dad! <3 u
 
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BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 21, 2010 at 10:52 pm:
"and once again you are haunted". you have to love this children. you just have to. 5 stars captain.
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm :
thank you! i really appreciate the comment, captain!
 
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EmoToboe said...
May 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm:

Whoa, I wish I could write like that/

Sadness is a strange thing. If you express it near others it rubs of on them. If you hold it inside, it grows until one day out of nowhere, you find yourself facedown on your desk crying, shaking, sweating, and swearing in the middle of class.

 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 26, 2010 at 12:30 pm :
thank you for the  comment. i'm really glad you could relate to this!
 
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AuroraAnne said...
Apr. 29, 2010 at 11:32 am:

this poem has so much feeling in it! iadmire your writing, it is absolutely amazing!   And i too relate to this fantastic poem, some days i don't show it and some days i can't help but let it leak onto my expressions

 

Gooood ggooood job :)

 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 29, 2010 at 6:56 pm :
thank you aurora!
 
AuroraAnne replied...
May 3, 2010 at 9:19 am :
welcome :)
 
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jesusfreak17 said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm:
This is really good and so true. Everyone is haunted by sadness everday even if they don't let it show. Some more than others but it affects everyone, some people are just better at hiding it than others. This is such a great poem. Keep up the good work! :)
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm :
wow, thank you so much. i'm glad you could read this and relate to it :)
 
faypirate23 replied...
May 24, 2010 at 10:29 pm :
ur like forsty flakes YOURRR GREAT !! love it and love u partner
 
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