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Stranger in the Streets This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


This is not who I am,
I do not belong here.
I am my own stranger,
Jumped off my own pier.

I am drowning in my mind,
Burning with gasoline and hate.
This new me is not my home,
This is not my fate.

I wish I could go home
Where I belong.
I can't make my legs there,
My legs won't move along.

I am on the wrong flight,
This is not my home.
I wish I could go back,
But I am alone.

Other strangers swarm me,
Attacking me in fleets.
I do not belong here,
I am a Stranger in the Streets.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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