A Green Life

May 7, 2010
Behind most shades lie colored eyes
Behind their eyes are dollar signs
Laughing, chatting, hide those secrets
Keep mouths paid shut and people clueless

His tie is encrusted with diamonds
Her purse is filled to the rim with bills
His conscience heavy with guilt and lies
Her bed is empty no one hears her cries

A lifestyle so near I can taste it
Like caviar on a fat free cracker
The hold their heads high day after day
I’ll do my best to keep away

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camille_1441 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 4:23 am
Oh my gosh I LOVE this, I'm always writing heartbreak stuff because that's just what I'm good at but it's refreshing to see a poem about something other then emotional sadness!
enchanted4yu replied...
Mar. 27, 2011 at 12:44 am
thank you so much! sorry to reply so late i havent been on track with my teenink account. i normally write heartbreak things as well but this one just came to me. I'd love to read some of yours too
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