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

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Someone long ago
whispered life into this stone –
rubbed their fingers in the hollow of your throat,
sculpted the roll of your shoulders,
pressed their thumbs beneath your miniature brow
and set you in circles –
twelve stones for twelve hours,
and every hour a moment wasted
waiting for midnight to gleam through your arches.

And you swear to God your marble patterns mean something fierce,
but I think you’re just hiding from me,
like when you lift the corners of your mouth
and it’s clear it’s only to please me
because your smile is rough and dull
like you carved it there yourself to keep the questions away.

And now distrust is second nature (for the both of us)
and you’ve turned your back on the sun
to thrust your hands against the glass
in hopes of leaving some fingerprints –

These stone-cast pupils stare right through me
and all I can do is scratch this flint and steel against your cheek
and pray you’ll catch a spark.

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Luna557 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm
I thought this was well written, with good imagery. I also like how the tone was kept appropriate, how it wasn't over-dramatic, but rather, more reflective.
 
Natasha1994 said...
Nov. 10, 2011 at 1:23 pm
i like it good job
 
star2brite This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 3, 2011 at 9:43 pm
Very provocative, great language!
 
crazy-ashbobash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm
Wow, I L<3VE this poem!! I've been to Stonehenge and this is a beautiful way of representing it!! It really gives a life to the image I remember! beautiful!!
 
remembermeplz said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

wow!!

amazing!!

 
summermarrie said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 8:00 am
love this great job
 
VWordsmith This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 11, 2011 at 9:37 pm
I LOVE this. Great work!
 
CHEERspirit said...
Oct. 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm
this is soooo good. i love how you make this flow. its just...wow.keep it up!
 
tianaxbiddy said...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 7:40 am

wow...............how did you think of this????

 

 
kms777 said...
Jun. 8, 2010 at 5:35 pm
wow what made you think to write this? well i guess it really doesnt matter it is incredible either way. it makes me see things from a different point of veiw. i hope youll look at mine and tell me what i need to work on
 
CHEERspirit replied...
Oct. 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm
i went on  your page and i read the giver and burned. i like your taste :)
 
Shapphire10293 said...
Feb. 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm
This is incredible.
 
simplyalone said...
Jan. 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm
this was intoxicatingly beautiful. what inspired you?
 
Wheat_Wheat said...
Dec. 13, 2009 at 2:46 pm
Brilliant! I don't belive that word can even give your work justice. Truly inspiring.
 
Jessica B. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 1, 2009 at 1:18 am
This is amazing! I absolutely love it.
:)
 
Amanda B. said...
Mar. 22, 2009 at 4:38 pm
What is your inspiration?? THis poem said so little and ment sooo much!!!!!!!!! I think your poem is incredible!!
 
yael K. said...
Mar. 2, 2009 at 5:35 pm
wow this poem was really incredible, it puts together so many ideas and emotions, i feel liek the meaning can change depending on the person, keep writing this is amazing!!!
 
Redemption65 said...
Dec. 14, 2008 at 8:54 pm
This was interesting and I really love the ending. I just feel it came too abruptly.
 
Kat said...
Dec. 10, 2008 at 4:29 am
This is really, really good! I'm really impressed that you could accomplish such vivid pictures when you only live in Salt Lake. Stonehenge is baffling, isn't it?!
 
Anam Cara said...
Oct. 23, 2008 at 3:15 am
i love your poem! having written poetry for quite a few years i've found that writing good free verse is harder than rhyming poetry. yours was excellent! i love it, it's beautiful, and very moving. please keep writing, you have awesome talent!
 
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