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

April 9, 2008
How did we get caught in this mix.
Of people throwing away their lives for a fix.
Of homicide and suicide.
Of dropouts and bad routes.
Of polluted earth and girls giving birth.
Of STDs, stolen keys.
Of dark gray skies and countless drive-bys.
Of fallen hope and have to cope.
When will it finally end? When will the world
begin … to mend?

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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Fullyalive15 said...
Feb. 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm
Very nice, your really got your point across without over-doing it. 
RockGirl182 said...
Dec. 22, 2010 at 11:09 am
I really liked this, nothing to say but keep it up !! :) 
KrystalT said...
Nov. 21, 2010 at 2:15 pm
I really like it. I think that the picture you chose to put with it really brings out a very strong feeling of wanting all of the bad things to go away, and letting the magic reign again.
Dessometrics said...
Oct. 18, 2010 at 10:04 am
i love this its amazing
DiceBaby said...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 12:51 am
livin in the type of neighborhood i live in u have no idea how much this poem has just touched my heart. i truely wish everyone asked the same question
JustBeingME said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm
This describes exactly how I feel about the world and how we need to change it... love love love it :)
Lollipop said...
Jan. 12, 2010 at 4:50 pm
wow, this poem is really good!!
Cheyenne D. said...
Jun. 27, 2009 at 5:20 am
That poem touched my heart ina million different ways.
italinbaby11 said...
Jun. 11, 2009 at 11:32 pm
i luv it and i can relate to everything but mostly the pregnant thing it was just exilirating and its like when u listen to that poem it seems like it will never mend back
deepest thoughts said...
Jun. 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm
All i can say is WOW! This poem explained exactly what i was feeling. It really grabs the readers attention while asking why hasnt anyone offered a solution to the daily tragidies that occur everyday on this painfilled earth.
peacenow17 said...
Jun. 8, 2009 at 10:39 pm
This poem is amazing. You totally hit the nail on the head. Our world is in a really sucky place right now and we are the generation that can change it.
strain118 said...
Jun. 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm
this is really a thought provoking poem. You obviously put a lot of feeling into this poem!
RachelCrowe said...
Jun. 8, 2009 at 8:02 pm
This is amazing!!
yellow4ever said...
Jun. 8, 2009 at 7:37 pm
i love it! its amazingg
Lotz.Of.sMileS said...
Jun. 8, 2009 at 6:59 pm
even though its not that long of a poem it points out all the big wrongs in our world. that question is one that all of us are all thinking about on a daily basis!! i need you to keep writing!! awesome!!
if you can, can you try to write a comment on my poems? i luv critism cuz u never grow if you never get feedback!!!
xXkittygrrxX said...
Jun. 8, 2009 at 6:48 pm
WOW thats is so true yeah u really summed it up
meredith P. said...
Apr. 10, 2009 at 1:30 am
CSJ said...
Mar. 25, 2009 at 3:56 pm
I agree
Lauren A. said...
Feb. 28, 2009 at 1:55 pm
Absolutely true.
SaveThEmpty said...
Feb. 17, 2009 at 2:51 am
this is a perfect description of the world today..and i love it!
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