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

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Dark red drops leaked from my thigh,
As we crossed the barbed-wire fences.
Least of my worries grinning,
Scorching my fingertips,
When lighting the brown paper bags on doorsteps.
Thorns and branches scraping my face
As we darted through the deep dark woods.
Hysterical yelling is all we heard,
If not counting the loud thud coming from our chests.
Picking the locks was the hardest part,
Nothing like success.
Occasionally a dog
Digging its jagged teeth into our tense ankles.
Sometimes an alarm,
Nothing like police sirens.
Oh, that adrenaline rush.
That was enough,
As I told my boys,
Letting the kid retrieve air from the toilet.
He deserved it,
They all did,
Just as we did.
Sitting in the backseat of a white and black Crown Vic,
Still laughing.
Trying our bests to give each other high-fives –
What a task in handcuffs.

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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Marcus hicks1989 said...
May 8 at 12:03 am
This is my poem. It's not from Brooklyn NY it's from Oak ridge Tennessee.
 
>>SupaDupa<< said...
Jul. 11, 2009 at 1:24 am
I love it! I love the way you wrote it also.

Can you guys comment
 
Grace B. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 10, 2009 at 11:26 pm
i like it!!!!
 
His-Bright-Green-Eyes... said...
Jul. 10, 2009 at 4:12 pm
I thougt it was very well written. It was very true. Well... except for the laughing part. If it were my friends like the ones i dont hang out with much they would be crying at that point...
 
Deviant said...
Feb. 20, 2009 at 1:17 am
It's good, it's real life, i like that, people don't normally write about things like that, but i like it because it's something people actually experience. Nice
 
candy said...
Dec. 11, 2008 at 5:26 pm
it was good
 
Sally4th said...
Nov. 25, 2008 at 10:54 pm
good but the subject is a little creepy!!!
 
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