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

I wish I could just
dip my hand into the light of morning
and spread it evenly
across your deepest shadows.
These are the places where you hide
and everything is tucked away neatly:
all the words you want to set free
but that remain caged
behind the soft darkness.
Don't you know these things multiply?
They only strengthen behind the bars.
And someday they'll spill,
made savage by time.
They'll cut across this town
this sad, awful, beautiful town
where day and night lean toward each other
but never meet.

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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otherpoet said...
Jan. 27, 2012 at 7:29 am:
This is an amazing poem, full of meaning and poetic genius. I had to read it twice, each time I noticed something new. It made me think, like good poetry is supposed to!
 
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EEnriquez said...
Jan. 25, 2012 at 10:32 pm:
Good work, very enigmatic.
 
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meiv244 said...
Jan. 25, 2012 at 5:42 pm:
This piece really paints a picture in my mind, good job!
 
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HorseLover said...
Jan. 23, 2011 at 6:19 am:
Like all your other stuff, I really like how creativley you conveyed the message. Fantastic!
 
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luv2write4ever said...
Jun. 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm:
I liked this a lot. I ecspecially liked the lines, "dip my hand into the light of morning and spread it evenly across your deepest shadows..." It's really deep. Great job.
 
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katie-cat said...
Jun. 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm:
I liked this.  It's very true.  Bottling up your feelings isn't good at all because one day you'll just burst; and have a mess all around you.  Your poem really conveys that message well. :)
 
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