Under The Rocks This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

January 3, 2008
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I was
Hiding in the thicket
Of tangled thorny lies
And fears hidden by nervous reactions
The leaves have all dropped out now
My armor
No longer impenetrable steel
A sharp remark
Beats at my last fragile shield
Pale old deceptions
Flinch at a sudden glare
Truth has a way
Of eating you apart
I’m almost gone
My remains are scarce but pure
Yesterday, I was
A stranger to myself
Fighting a reluctant battle
My anger erupting
One wrong word spit out

Yesterday, I was
Sold out
By an enemy
Burrowed deep
Inside myself
The unforgiving war we fought
Ended briskly
Many lives were
I don’t recognize
The face I’ve so
Delicately molded
Hard, bittersweet anger
Ate away
What was left
Of my shielded soul

I am a lost dreamer
A bitter sailor
No thrill for unknown lands
A silent screamer
Finding no peace in the
Soundproof walls
of selfish minds

I am scratching away
At a pad of
White-hot paper
My hostile mind
Is exhausting
I’m trying for
Something more
But it’s all in vain

I am
Something I
Hope to never
I am thirsty for
The sweet simplicity
Of a blank slate
But I must live with what I’ve done
As I will have to live
With what


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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mandymac said...
Feb. 15, 2010 at 7:22 am
this is so amazing.
great use of words.
crezzimimixx said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm
Oh my god! I love writing dark, emo poems. I am the star of those kinds of poems. I don't know if you ment this to be emo-ish, but it is dark, and my poems can't even compare to the work you've dont on this delightful, amazing poem! I completley, and totally love it! Love it! Love it!
StephanieQueen said...
Jan. 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm
this is a realy good poem, you really put ur heart in ur words im impressed^^
kedsberry!! said...
Jan. 8, 2010 at 12:55 am
u brought out de concept of how a lie could ruin a soul...it was very impressive!! 3 cheers 4 a RAEL poet like u
thesilverrose said...
Dec. 4, 2009 at 2:39 pm
Good job. Keep up the good work!!! =)
bamboom212 said...
Nov. 1, 2009 at 9:25 pm
This made me wanna clap so bad :P Undeniably amazing. I can completely relate, due to some of my situations. I loved it!!!!
AshaMidnightOlympian said...
Aug. 1, 2009 at 2:36 am
Brava! Brava! More!
SkaterGurl17 said...
Jul. 31, 2009 at 9:10 pm
*Claps* this was amazing : )
darlingsweet said...
Jul. 31, 2009 at 5:46 pm
wow... i really love this piece espesaily the ending that sort of way of thinking is something i can totally relate to
bookworm:) This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 31, 2009 at 5:12 am
Excellent use of language.
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