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Breathe

I hear your voice everywhere
Echoing in the hallways-
Out of the wrong mouth.

Faces distorted with your dark hair
Eyes morphed to your lupine shadows
My reflection in the window
Is empty without yours beside it

The sharp smoothness of your teeth.
Cut through my mind like it is water
My solitude dripping in puddles

A shadow, the footsteps of a ghost
Are all my eyes find- when they search for you
The wind teases me with your laughter
But when I listen, it is sighing

I exhale in response.

Who has the wind lost?
To breathe with so much pain



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FluteFreak said...
Mar. 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm
I like how the poem is hard to understand on the first read, but everything comes together the second time around. It really does add effect. Great job!
 
ArtemisiaThis 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. 9, 2012 at 9:59 pm
This poem is awesome! I had to read it a couple times to figure out everything you were saying, but I think that just added to its effect. I really like how thoughtful this piece is.
 
wordjunkie replied...
Mar. 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm
Thank you! I really appreciate it.
 
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