Those Dead End Days This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

August 16, 2011
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Those days seemed much more radiant.
The Technicolor one-pieces
over skin so easily tanned;
toenails like rainbow fish scales,
flashing as bare feet danced through
grass tie-dyed with shades of green and burnt gold,
made slippery by hiccupping sprinklers;
the maize manes of dandelions speckled the lawn
like the baby blue robin eggs
fallen into dapples cast from the trees,
or the freckles that dotted our faces like galaxies.
Sapphire eyes beamed from under my sandy hair,
and saw the world with a saturation that is no longer there.

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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Ladywarrior123 said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 3:38 pm
This was an amazing poem it was innocent yet so sad. Loved it. Your an awesome writer. would you read some of mine? Here for a Reason, Life is Never.
 
Panirap replied...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm

i love the descriptions in this poem. VERY nicely written. id appreciate it if u could check out my stuff as well! id luv to hear what ud say :)

 

 
Reader101 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm
I love this poem! its sad in a .... like hearted way... i like the language and the flow is good... Thanks for a great read!:)
 
Reader101 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm

P.S. read some of mine?

Asylum, Forever, That Girl, Dysfyunctional, Inseperable

 
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