I Belong to Music This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

We’ve all seen heart fiends, dumb beings, moral shot with a bullet
Diluted wonderland selves praying to be accepted by nobodies
Romance cutting hearts in half and leaving them under a tint of blue I cozy up to grinding notes that slit my throat and make me float
Fill me up better than one of those lickety split jack rabbits
that leave more to be desired
Music makes me smile and gives me faith
I don’t need stupid guys, white lies, or cloudy skies
I want notes waltzing on a staff
That slip and slide up and down my curves getting me high on melodic life
Music is my lover as it pumps into my heart into the beat of my own drum in the concert in my chest
So shake my hips and dance like this
As deeper and deeper the melody flows into my marrow
Rushing, caressing and missing me, making love to me from the inside out
L.O.V.E. won’t suffocate me in anticipation of shredded hopes
So lovers crawl up legs like ants
But music courses through me, learns me, feels me
Opens the eyes of my soul in a tranquil dance of eternal sunshine
Music belongs to me as I belong to Music
It does not cheat, it does not hit, it does not lie
Hit me with all your music because with music you don’t feel a thing but peace

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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HannSawyer15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 11:48 pm
Really good poem, you have a really clever type of writing style. It would be AWESOME for journalism as well as poetry. Just a side note.
pixie5 said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 8:13 pm
this has to be one of the most truthful and prettiest poem i've ever read. You captivate with your words, awsome job!
OriginalCarbonation said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 6:24 pm

i like this :) alot :)

the ending is the weakest part though. not necesarily "weak", but in such a good poem, the "weakest" part. consider revising it? it begins sounding a little less original and intelligent and a little more cliche.

but really good! i relate!! :)

Sheebs said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 6:50 pm
This is really deep. I really love this poem, it's most deffinantley the best poem I have ever read!
blingblang4eva said...
Mar. 4, 2009 at 3:43 am
love this :0 i can totally relate cuz this is how i feel.
The Violist said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:13 pm
This is absolutely true for me, and i was amazed by reading this writing, I wish i could write as open, but still as deep as this
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