Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

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

More by this author
I must tell the truth.
I will tell the truth.
I confess to:
flushing the toilet while
my brother was showering;
sharing his favorite foods
with my mini-dachshund;
fortuitously calculating the exact moment
he would fall asleep and then
testing the smoke detector;
“misplacing” his prized PS3 controller;
hiding my used socks in his
clean, freshly laundered pillowcase;
enjoying every moment of torment
I inflicted over the past 16 years;
missing those glorious, golden days when
annoying, bothering, and frustrating him
was possible;
wishing those days could return;
missing my brother away at college.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

Join the Discussion

This article has 2 comments. Post your own now!

ZeesrockThis 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...
Sept. 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm
Its so amazing how i feel your emotions throughout the poem. 
Sabers30 said...
Sept. 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm
I love this! It is so hilarious! I think I would miss my brother if he went away to college also!
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback