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

February 17, 2011
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This news – so sudden –
Can't be true.
A trick, a joke:
Something fake
Created for pleasure,
Designed for pain.
It Didn't Happen
Is your mantra,
'Cause denial is
Your Novocaine.
Their arms surround you,
Words of comfort
Escape between tears.
You duck away,
Run, run like she
Told you to run
That night that
Seems so long ago.
It Didn't Happen –
They're pretending.
The folds of black
That drape the others –
No reason why,
Nothing wrong.
Glass breaks:
Someone can't take it,
Angry – All My Fault.
You fall to your knees,
She wouldn't leave,
She promised.
It can't be,
This isn't so …
You'll wake up tomorrow,
And so will she –
Back in your arms.
See, she'll laugh, Not True!
You didn't drink
That strawberry wine,
She didn't scream, cry,
That car never crashed.
She can't be dead.

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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Emily100 said...
Nov. 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm
I love the disciption
 
C.Lynn.M. said...
Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:06 pm
wow this is amazing. it's like i can actually feel the emotions here.
 
TheCapturedBat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:05 am
the emotion in this poem is so vivid and intense.
 
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