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Sugar Sunbeams

My head is home to things that never seem to last, such as:

Shrieking and fluttering bats, and bats,

And porcelain teacups that tip and crash, and crash,

And houses of mirrors to smash, to smash

And scavenged pieces of my past, my past,

And things that move too fast, too fast,

And pictures of people that flash, that flash,

And bursts of color that clash, that clash,

And endless pages of fake facts, fake facts,

And things that move too fast, too fast,

And whips that sting and lash, and lash,

And shiny sharp knives that slash, and slash,

And things that move too fast, too fast,

And things too sweet to last, to last,

And things that move too fast, too fast,

And things that move too fast, too fast,

Andthingsthatmovetoofasttoofastandthingsthatmovetoofasttoofastand—

Stop.

Suddenly.

As fast.

Things.

Do.

When they hit.

Walls.

Because.

They couldn’t.

Make…

Themselves…

Stop.

Because they may never have been meant to last, to last.



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JRayeThis 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...
Jan. 6 at 4:05 pm
I loved this so much! :D I have to say, this is pretty much exactly how my brain works. Going too fast, too fast. Amazing job, this better be recognized by the Editors! :)
 
BandGeekAndProudThis 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...
Jan. 4 at 5:42 pm
I really like the pacing here. It makes the poem really stand out. Great job.
 
TheSkyOwesMeRainThis 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...
Mar. 18, 2013 at 2:17 am
Nice use of pacing and rhythm - I tried saying this aloud :P 
 
eliana924 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 17, 2012 at 9:58 pm
I  LOVE the way this rolls off my tongue! The rhyming and rhythm work wonderfully, although some lines could be tweaked. I also love the way you use the page and empty space as part of the poem itself, especially "Andthingsthatmovetoofast..." I also like how you repeated the form of the beginning in the last line.
 
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