An Almost Awkward Silence This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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Dependent upon your words,
I wait to hear.
Something resurrected from my
Childhood hopes.
Locked beneath my own pages,
I’ve waited for this.

Your eyes cheat me.

They hug your cheeks and
Battle monotonously.
For the sake of sanity,
Say those words.

Nervous tensions clutch me,
Drown my securities,
Drain the integrity of my anticipation.

I watch your lips,
Waiting.
Rhythmical trembles of my chest
Choke me, dismantle
my motor skills.

I should have known this.

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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Luminary said...
Jul. 23, 2016 at 11:25 am
Amazing work :) Use of words was splendid :)
 
BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm
a poem like this shouldn't have you questioning your ability. especially the ending. "I should've known this". I think the ending made the poem. like icing on the cake...or cake,.. on the icing. good stuff, really good stuff.
 
DesertFlower said...
Nov. 4, 2008 at 6:56 pm
It was Dark and disturbing. I loved it.
 
dezzyg123 replied...
Sept. 23, 2009 at 6:50 pm
Thank you!!! (:
 
glowwstixxx said...
Aug. 25, 2008 at 10:10 pm
I simply adore this poem
I'm not sure what those words were but I love how many possibilities there are
 
dezzyg123 replied...
Sept. 23, 2009 at 6:49 pm
Thank you so much!! It feels so awesome to read positive feedback on a piece that had me questioning my own ability! (:
 
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