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

June 2, 2008
Shallowing through sand I search for diamonds,
excusing the dark and undisappearing stains
for a few honest shadows,
and barely breathing
for the desired fear of being heard.
I am stuck in a time where
the only hope
is that maybe hope exists,
and maybe we’re not the foolish star wishers
we see in the mirror,
we see in the sadness of memory.
I once read that poetry is music of the soul,
but it’s a forgotten harmony,
a whispered blending of the melody,
echoing from every unspoken word,
melting from the things we never say,
although, from the very first day,
we knew things would be this way.

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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writergirl156 said...
Jul. 7, 2011 at 3:00 am
i love this! your words so beautifully intertwined with meaning...
orgin said...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm
Sarah B. said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 9:46 am
I liked this poem because it was very descriptive and detailed. I also agree with you when you said that poetry is like a fading melody; the simile was very effective.
KrystalT said...
Jan. 16, 2011 at 9:52 am
I never looked at it that way. But you are right. Poetry is a fading melody. I love the way you worded all of it.
agatha.shellen said...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm
AMAZING!! i kept on reading it over and over again! love it!!
Mirror_Of_You said...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 2:49 am

Wow. The terms you have used to intertwine your thoughts and musical views are truly, wow.


LinzyLove said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:04 pm
Wow. You use a lot of musical term. I myself am a Violist
..:*Gabba*:. said...
Feb. 4, 2009 at 7:16 pm

awesome poem.! :D

i love it.!! <33
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