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Texting You at 1 a.m. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I struggled to stay afloat, but
the rip tide held me like a mother
to a wandering child.

I opened my mouth to
shout back to land, but
was silenced by
water.

And I tried to dig my feet
into the sandy bottom of consciousness,
but the rushing tide poured out
its foamy fingers and dragged me
deeper and deeper
until land was only a speckled memory
in my already dreaming mind.

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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petleavitt said...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 2:50 pm:
good job! check me out and comment plz!!!
 
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JoshMac said...
Oct. 31, 2011 at 10:30 pm:
*Shiver* That... I dunno. I'm ridiculous for being too obsessed with my own poetry on here and never reading anyone else's. This was gorgeous. It fully deserved to be in the print. Hope you might think the same of my own.
 
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Lexie96 said...
Oct. 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm:
I really enjoy the metaphors and description. Great work and congrats on getting into the mag! Think you could check out my stuff sometime?
 
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BlakerThis 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. said...
Oct. 31, 2011 at 3:34 pm:

This is really beautiful. I read it like a billion times! The way your words mingled and intertwined making the poem progress slowly was sensational. Can't wait to read more!

Could you maybe read and comment some of my stuff? 

 
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