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I won’t pretend

As if I were a toddler

That I am a princess
Living in an ideal world
Where fight, hate, war
Do not exist
In any language
There is no need
In naming
What isn’t real
I’m not stupid
Not when it comes
To this
Nor am I blind

I can see what is right before me

I can hear, and can ignore

Like a child

His parent’s commands
What you say does not affect me
My mind
is made



for granted





of facts




As a cover-up


your lip

faults in humanity







We are
So we

Love to

We can
And fill

With what

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TylerLeeSanford said...
May 27, 2010 at 11:33 am
i really like this poem and i like what you mean by it its powerful and really great :) the layout confused me at first but then i got used to it :)
Thinker said...
May 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm
Little confused on what you mean, there is manipulation as an obvious theam, but of what is to be answered.
Kandabear said...
May 17, 2010 at 10:08 am
I have always admired the hand of poetry. Emotional. Powerful. Wonderful.
pandabearrrr said...
May 16, 2010 at 5:27 pm

man i wish i was as talented as you are with words.

i love pretty much everything about this. short but really powerful.

i don't think there's a rating system on here but i'd give you 5 gold stars (:

tdnarb said...
May 13, 2010 at 8:37 pm
This is a very good poem.  It is very deep and it holds within it a lot of truths.  Good job!
--LoveHappens-- said...
May 13, 2010 at 2:33 pm
I loved the form of the poem and the topic was interesting. Please read my story called The Pretty One thanks so much!!!
Erant_lupus This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm
This is quite wonderful. I love the mood and the atmospher I recieve whenr eading it. Please continue and I ask if you may read some of my poems more. =)
Ridersblock said...
May 12, 2010 at 11:29 am
First I want to say thanks for reading my works, so this is me repaying you, although I wish I read them a long time ago!  This poem is great!  Please continue to write!!
TaKeN_FoR_LiFe_42410 said...
May 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm
omg! this is really good! :} i love it!
Schnoodlebear replied...
May 10, 2010 at 9:20 pm
I really liked this poem. It has a great mood to it!
pixie5 said...
May 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm
Wow! this is really good, you sound like you have a really deep or diffent perspective of the world.  I'm new to teen ink so maybe I'll see more of your work:)
OhSnapple said...
May 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm
this is really cool! I feel you could do some sweet slam poetry with it :)
Tyjo95 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm
This is pretty good I like it.
sNIKerz replied...
May 16, 2010 at 11:52 am
Oh My  Gosh! I love all of you work. It is crazy. You are one of the best writters i have seen on here. All of your work is so descerptive and eye catching. It is unexplainable. Great job. 5 stars!!!
Schnoodlebear replied...
May 16, 2010 at 10:16 pm
I loved it. The only think that I may suggjest is maybe putting more words on a line. Not using so many line breaks. But great poem! It has great mood!
DestinysAgent replied...
May 16, 2010 at 10:34 pm
Thanks!  The spacing actually got messed up when I submitted it.  The words were previously arranged to spell out "Lies....".    
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