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Ink-stained Wrists

I can't form a proper fist
To crown this lovely ink-stained wrist
I'm too scatterbrained to fight
There's more important things in sight

Words connect with crooked strings
That from my torn pages scream
I'm so scared they won't be heard
Like little ever-grounded birds

Messy rooms make sleeping hard
When windows show a starlit yard
Sometimes I think I might fly
If they were to open into sky

Sheets are good for draining tears
That wait in line through all my years
Dark is brighter in the night
And beautiful just out of sight

Biking to a haunted house
Sometimes I see dead leaves pounce
Listeners hear so much more
When they stop to break down lonely doors

Reaching out to care's a feat
So don't let gumption take a seat
No one is a open book
You'll never know if you don't look

Don't let moments slip away
Nothing here has plans to stay
When pains are numerous as fists
Dare to stain your broken wrists



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SaphiraBrightscales said...
Feb. 17, 2013 at 10:33 am:
It was an interesting read and I love the title LOVE IT! ,...the second last stanza, amazing! Good work!
 
StarlitSunriseThis 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...
Feb. 17, 2013 at 12:06 pm :
Thank you! I am glad you found it interesting. :)
 
SaphiraBrightscales replied...
Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:13 am :
The title just PULLED me ..haha...:D
 
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Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:27 pm :
I also like the second to last stanza! Especially "no one is an open book"
 
StarlitSunriseThis 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...
Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:39 pm :
Thanks! :)
 
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KayKay6 said...
Jun. 15, 2012 at 8:28 am:
This was really good, I think that my favoriate part of it was the last stanza where you were talking about how you shouldnt let moments slip away, that gave me a reality check. And the whole pain thing with the wrist, is just, wow. i can't put it into words..keep writting. :)
 
StarlitSunriseThis 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...
Jun. 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm :
Thank you so much! To tell the truth, I really wasn't so sure about submitting this one (it is sort of jumpy and random). So that really means a lot. :)
 
KayKay6 replied...
Jun. 19, 2012 at 9:01 am :
Your welcome :D and I'm glad that you did submit this one. It doesnt seem to jumpy to me, and I guess the edititors didnt think so either cause they posted it. lol xD
 
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