Love, Life and … This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

June 3, 2011
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There is love, there is life and there is everyone in between.
I could declare them for hours but you would never know what I mean.
I speak of prophesy, philosophy, a word from our futures.
I speak in attempts to mend broken sutures.
I am saturated with poise yet remarkablyinconsistent.
You could attempt a backlash but I always keep my distance.
I guard myself in a fortress, I am solid.
I gird myself with wisdom and ill-obtained knowledge.
I had a companion once who dealt death at my request.
Once I comprehended my madness it was some thing to digest.
That companion did herself in with a wave of my wrist.
How accomplished I felt to give fate such a twist.
Am I wretched? I think not compared to some.
Though I am compelled to rescind that statement when I think of the damage I've done.
It was necessary, I tell myself when the demons haunt me in the night.
Accepting my evil causes me no blight.
What have I to say, for my actions and my deeds?
I say when good is abundant: for evil there will always be a need.

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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maslinica This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm
I'm not usually a fan of poems with rhyme schemes, but this was surprisingly fresh, and the words you chose were very thoughtful. Keep up the great work!
 
merelyacitizen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm
Thank you! I rarely get on here anymore and it was nice to see a new comment. I inspected some of your works and they were good, I enjoyed them! Keep writing!
 
JerseyGirl716 said...
Aug. 14, 2011 at 11:34 pm
WOW. That's really all I can say. Stunning.
 
merelyacitizen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 12, 2011 at 9:51 pm
Hey, thank you very much!
 
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