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Born, to an overwhelmed mother
and disenchanted father,
in a small suburb outside Boston.
She was a sweet kid,
a light in the dark uncertainty of the Depression.
An idol, revered for her beauty and kindness,
beloved by all who crossed her path:
That girl with the Hollywood dream.

She was stunning.
Gorgeous, inside and out.
With luminous eyes of blue and dark swept-up hair.
Skin as pure and smooth as silk,
and a smile that could melt a man’s heart.
Indeed she did, plucked the very best,
A man in uniform. He proposed,
but their marriage could not be so.
He was sent overseas to pilot in the war.
She waited for him to return, her heart on hold.

She moved to California,
hoping to break into the movies,
never once forgetting the one she loved.
But her hopes were dashed.
His plane crashed returning home from abroad.
She fell apart. Nothing could mend her broken heart.

She hopped from guy to guy, trying to drown her misery.
Then she fell for the Wolf’s handsome face.
He filled the void left by her love’s lost life.
He asked her hand in marriage but she expressed misgivings.
She stabbed him in the heart and he would make her pay.
She fled, fearful for her life,
returning only when she felt things had cooled.
She didn’t know the danger still lurked…

Time passed, and she had high hopes for the New Year.
She looked exceptionally elegant leaving the lobby of the Biltmore,
on the night she disappeared into the fog.
A ticket pinned in her hair,
something beautiful for something ghoulish.
If she only knew what it was for...

A date at Devil’s Door,
A surprise by the Minotaur.
Her screams could not save her.
Then stillness took her over.
Her life liquid drained;
An alabaster husk once brimming,
Now ready for the final pain.

The monster he carved her,
his sick sadism searing.
Once content, he carried that soft stone to its new home.
Comfortable, it had to be.
String cushions of weeds
and gaunt stubs manipulated by Hellish hands.

He added the final touch,
carefully placing her black suede heels atop a garbage can.
His masterpiece complete, he drove off,
grinning the grin he made her bear,
but not akin to the beast’s own tool.
The morning would deliver him;
The notoriety of his deed secure.
How they would scramble to find the artist!
He knew they never would.

The horror was instant, the shock numbing.
Reporters flashed their cameras.
Investigators scribbled their notes.
Newspapers burst from the press,
An Extra on every corner,
and a morsel of macabre for every mind.
Within the hour, the Nation had become
obsessed with the “Girl Found Savagely”.
It didn’t take long for the stories to come,
The lies, the exploiting, the deception.
Slashed and salt rubbed in the wound.
Money can be that cruel.

The years passed, and she became just another unsolved.
They took it with open arms.
It fed their vile fantasies.
Had they dug deep enough, they would have found out.
Her riddle was solved. Those who found the answer buried it.
And the Wolf went free. She was not his first.
There were others before her and there would be others after.
She got the brunt of it,
first consumed by cold and then by corruption.
She’s a blur, a smudge on a monochrome sheet.
That’s all that’s left of her.

The world moves forward, and life goes on.
But not for her.
She’s trapped in that moment.
Waiting for us to look for her, and remember,
For the right reasons,
Who she was, and why she’s not here.



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SkylerMorningstar said...
Apr. 22, 2012 at 8:20 pm:
love it. i got scared at one point XD
 
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teeny-tiny said...
Apr. 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm:

i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its so good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! keep writeing

 

 
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QueenCourtThis 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...
Apr. 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm:
its actually really good sorry wont let me delete it but tryed reporting myself.......
 
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QueenCourtThis 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...
Apr. 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm:
faillll mwahhhahhhahhhh
 
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Ariya said...
Mar. 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm:
This is really descriptive and the topic is somewhat deranged but memorable. Nice job.
 
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DreamsOfGoldThis 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...
Mar. 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm:
Nicky... I have no words to say that would express how much I love this poem. All of your works express a story, and that story is carried on through everyone. I think that this is really great! I hope that I can write this good in the future.
 
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Kinzi said...
Mar. 17, 2012 at 8:45 am:
I am seriously curious as to what drove you to write these poems now. This poem was also quite awesome. "A date at Devil’s Door, /A surprise by the Minotaur." Your word choice couldn't have been better. Even though it seems that you dont want to keep writing, all of what you have written has been incredible.
 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm :

You got a good eye for lines, I must say ;)

Thank you for all the incredible things you've said about my work. And I do want to keep writing, its just, especially with poetry, It's exhausting as well as my life currently. Right now I don't have the time or the inspiration to put together more written pieces.

My dream is to be an acclaimed author one day. I hope I can achieve that.

 
TTTeeSS replied...
Mar. 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm :
I totally agree about wanting to know what drove you to write this. Dark but wonderful.
 
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Brinagirl2014 said...
Mar. 16, 2012 at 3:55 pm:
love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm :
Glad to hear it! Thank you for reading!
 
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PeNfReAk10 said...
Mar. 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm:

whoa, dude. Wicked insane. Freakin' snaptastic.

 

 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm :
You're the first to respond like that, but its all appreciated! Thank You XD
 
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ShayNon said...
Feb. 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm:
"expressed misgivings", eh? It sounds like you're speaking from a different time, the language isn't modern, but I think that works with the theme of the poem and your personal voice. You definitely have a specific poetic voice.
 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm :
Yeah, the language is kind of mixed and matched from different decades, but I too think it worked well with the poem itself. Thank You kindly :)
 
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apensivetapper said...
Feb. 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm:
Breathtaking, you had me hooked the whole time. Although it's creepy because the first half sound like me :). Anyways, another poem I love. This definitely suits you.
 
NickyJ replied...
Feb. 16, 2012 at 6:50 pm :
Thank you very much for compliments! Although, what do you mean by it definitely suits me? As in, the style?
 
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Ecouter said...
Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm:
I like your word choice. Sent a very strong image across.
 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 14, 2012 at 9:21 pm :
Thank You!
 
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NightGoddess17This 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm:
YES!! I'm first!!! ok, i absolutely love the story the poem tells, tho its a little vague in some parts that I would love hearing about... The intro is a bit too long for the ending to be so quick, but it flows nicely and has a cool plot :) i really love this, great job! :)
 
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