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Absence

Tendrils of fog
seep into this hollow,
oceans of mist,
perpetually reverberating ripples -
a hazy composition;
I could drown in this song.

I grasp at waves of emptiness
while the soft whispers of slumber
fill my ears:



awaken.

It's easy to forget in these echoes
that something can be nothing,

but no matter how deep I go
there is always deeper to sink;
there is no escape from the
layers and layers of undulating sound -
there is only infinite time to sit and
listen to the silence of someone missing.




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so_joyThis 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...
Aug. 30, 2012 at 8:16 pm:
Beautiful! Great job! Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!
 
AlaskaFrostThis 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. replied...
Sept. 1, 2012 at 7:15 pm :
thank you! and will do
 
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missscribbles said...
Jun. 28, 2012 at 10:21 am:
I love this poem, it's really beautiful and haunting
 
AlaskaFrostThis 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. replied...
Sept. 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm :
thanks so much! i was aiming for that. it was partially inspired by the deep, ocean-y sound of "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi" by Radiohead!
 
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silverwolf63 said...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm:
Spooky but enchanting. Interesting style kinda like some of mine.
 
AlaskaFrostThis 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. replied...
Sept. 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm :
thank you!
 
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