Raspberry Kisses

February 14, 2011
As I watch the sun stain upon
The grassy meadows of red kisses
It is not the dawn that sparks the darkness,
Or the twilight that recalls a witness.

Based upon my very account
I sing the lyrics of my own demise,
The emptiness that hollows throughout me
Is the emptiness that sparkles the stars within my eyes

With a bottle in hand,
It is I that drowns,
Sinking upon the devious current of my own impossible equation
It is of my knowledge that once a pain, there follows a high,
As there'd be no sober for it weren't for intoxication

And staring throughout the lens of my very internationalizes,
Only I have the power to conduct a poem of amiss,
I write now with only little intention
And be one writer, I take another sip
Soaking within a raspberry kiss.

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Lexie96 said...
Oct. 31, 2011 at 9:27 pm
This is such a great poem, when I saw the title I wasn't sure what I would be reading... but this is truly amazing. I think that you really captured the use of alcohol as a coping technique and for that I commend you! Great work, truly. Think maybe you could check out mine sometime?
Shewhomustnotbenamed said...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 7:37 pm
I am in love with this.  It is so powerful. I'm new to teenink and I'm just coming out of my "sharing shell" haha, so maybe you could check out some of my work? haha thanks !
Aderes18 said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm
I love this poem!! It's so powerful and beautiful. 
PerfectMGymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 25, 2011 at 1:14 am

this poem flowed so well!! it was really good!!! And i love the title! :) 

(Also if you get a chance could you comment and rate some of my work such as College Girl & The Sinners Confession) THANKS!

Hotaru said...
Mar. 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm
Your poem is really interesting and well written. I can't think of anything that I would fix.
AprilSunshine said...
Mar. 22, 2011 at 8:20 pm
Really well written! Expressive and heartfelt. Awesome:)
Timekeeper This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm
As someone who is straightedge (I don't smoke or drink or anything like that, and never will) I can definitely relate to this piece as an outsider watching people I know drink themselves to death out of their own unhappiness and leading to only more unhappiness.
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