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

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Sometimes when I’m bored,
I think of many strange things.
Like eating the moon,
For we all know it’s made of cheese.
Though, it is so vast, I must proclaim,
That I’d have to purge myself with a tire iron.
Which leads me to think of deer,
I’m not quite sure why,
And it then makes me want to grow antlers.
As I stare at Larry, the sharp-toothed stapler,
I’m bombarded by baby-eating bats!
I run like the wind,
Though I’ve never personally seen it run before.
Then I’m a cloud, up in the sky,
Floating around without a care.
But, unbeknownst to me, I’m in for a scare.
I awaken with a sudden, horrific realization.
My unwritten poem is due today!

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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awesomeperson said...
Dec. 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm
i like this one! oh i met kenny dobbs yesterday it was a fun day!!
 
Jessie-Mo said...
Jan. 8, 2011 at 6:01 pm
This is hysterical. Sometimes strange things pop into your head, and if they can give you inspiration, then that's great. This is a really funny poem. I loved it!
 
HaHmAh12 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 11, 2010 at 11:59 pm
HAH! I love this. I feel this way often.
 
MyTeacherMadeMeDoIt said...
Apr. 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm
I was wondering if u might have been day-dreaming fell asleep and then woke up the next morning and still hadnt written ur poem for school. Is this what the poem is about? just curious
 
lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 10, 2009 at 3:50 pm
This piece is very good. I could see in many places where you use irony. LOOOOOOve It! Keep up the good work. And congrats on getting it published.
 
sam H. said...
Jul. 30, 2009 at 3:43 pm
i loved it
i definately have those moments
 
babygirl1011 said...
Nov. 25, 2008 at 5:14 pm
this was quite funny. ive definetly have had some of those incidents. never again will i not take a deadline seriously.
 
RadChick23 said...
Nov. 18, 2008 at 8:40 pm
Wow. This was quite an amusement. =]
I really loved it.
5 STARS
 
maniacalxmolly said...
Nov. 18, 2008 at 5:42 pm
If you wanted random you definitely nailed it in this poem. I get it though. Each part of it and I really liked it too.
 
tweedle dee said...
Nov. 18, 2008 at 1:34 pm
ha ha you make me laugh! liked it alot!
 
Demon23 said...
Nov. 18, 2008 at 1:06 pm
Really nice! I love it!
 
Oe98 said...
Nov. 11, 2008 at 11:11 pm
I like the transformations. I also like how the final line is all that makes the title make any sense with poem at all, and the humorous ending. I've also never read a poem like this before, which of course gives it, and you, a good light to me, not that you should care or not but. Oh, and the last line seems to pop out and go against the flow of the poem, I like that too by the way. I don't quite understand the "purge myself of a tire iron" thing though.
 
soccergirl222 said...
Oct. 1, 2008 at 8:24 pm
I loved the humor in it. I especially liked the part with the moon.
 
Mizz,Sunshine said...
Oct. 1, 2008 at 5:31 pm
it waz ok ....i didn't really get it
 
blah said...
Sept. 24, 2008 at 2:58 pm
it was intersting
 
Johannes Climacus said...
Sept. 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm
wow, I loved this one, it was funny and had a charm about it.
 
latina_babii said...
Sept. 22, 2008 at 4:32 pm
i thought it was greatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
 
BrAnDy_XoxO said...
Sept. 19, 2008 at 5:36 pm
thatz cute, really original, i love the moon part! keep ur imagination <3
 
cedric said...
Sept. 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm
I like the story The nightmare
 
Shane_Zeh_Banderbear said...
Aug. 14, 2008 at 11:00 pm
Haha. xD I like this poem.

It's silly, original, and well written. Good job Tylan.
 
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