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

Control.
Is this something we
humans can even possess?
Or are we pawns of fate,
forced to relate or
bound to hate one another?

Are our choices really choices?
Or rather simply our human voices
translating the inevitable incidents
which had already once been planned.

We demand
we fight, we aspire and dream
but for so little purpose
so it seems. But no,

I disagree.
We have the power to change.
Our future, with each decision,
can and will be rearranged.

We are the artists of life and living,
not the models merely moving.
For peace is possible.
Love is attainable.
And hope must surely be sustainable.

We hold the power to provide our
own happiness;
to prove our own strength,
to ignite a fire in our own soul.
This precious gift, from birth to death
is what we call
Control.

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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Mgymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 3:25 am
This poem is so well written and makes a great point! good job getting published! If you get the chance could you look at my story Zeus the Lover of Malclai (that is published on this website) And commnet and rate it?? It would be greatly appreciated! THANKS! :) :)
 
procrastinating101 replied...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm
ok I really enjoyed this poem like a lot! It has some simple mid line rhymes that I just love and sort of has a style of cacphony to it. but come on Mgymnast! cant u just be happy for other people and not want to increase your status. all of the poems from this issue that i have read have a comment exactly like the one above that u posted asking them to read and rate your work!:(
 
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