I sung a song of my past This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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I swore I was a dolphin,
And though I was quite young
I swore I was the bitter song
That the siren had sung.

Swore that I was the bolded X
Marked on the treasure map.
The forever sealed with a kiss
On an envelope flap.

Swore I was the syrupy coating
On an old candied apple
One of the many facts
On a cap of expired Snapple.

And though everyone else wanted to grow,
I promised I would stay young.
So I swore to myself that I would always be
The bitter song that the siren had sung.

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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dancerina said...
Jan. 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm
This is quite excellent! I love the repetition of "the bitter song . .."
 
custosimago This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm
i liked it! especially the Snapple lid bit! gotta love things!
 
Nicole V. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 5:32 pm
Haha thanks so much
 
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