Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Middle School

As you walk through the dispirited halls




I smell the stinkof well trained tyranny




And their eager masters, cracking thier whips at every








unsuspecting victim




I hear the jeers and taunts thrown around,




bounced off the walls




owners unaware they can pierce the heart of another




I see the arrogant miscrients strut around the school




see the sullen expressions of the students




see the ocassional spark in an eye




a once permanent, now fleeting genuine grin




but the spark is soon washed away by a sea of insults




the grin quickly diminished by the thing you call










social standards





innocence usedto cover these walls in a










confident





glow, it has now since faded





it was chipped away





by every
dirty
word you uttered





and every
filthy gesture you make





I see how this generation is evolving





how our kids will soon be without innocence





I want to help





want to fix this terrible











spiral





our










world










is going into.





But i can't for







i am that chair






that sits on the side of the room







i am that light fixture



that hangs over your head







i am those lockers




you slam your books in every morning







i am that window





you stare out of when you daydream



I AM ALL AROUND YOU



Join the Discussion


This article has 5 comments. Post your own!

R5andParamore said...
Jun. 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm:
THANKU soooo much!!!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
loveroffashionandwritingThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
May 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm:
AMAZING!!!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
XxTickleM3EmoxX This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:44 am:
great piece, i can really relate! haha.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
radicalhonesty said...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm:
this is so true! If only we could wave a magic wand and fix our generation. I love the imagery and word choice!
 
DisicpleofChristandJesusEnthusiast replied...
Feb. 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm :
thanks SO much!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Site Feedback