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Damn this town for what it's done
You can hate a place because of love
I'm not ready to move on; I'm sure I'll never be
It runs so deep within me

Feet walked its every street
Carved characters in wet cement
Adventures and make pretend
Sunsets and sundowns
And best friends

Mischief. So clean, so simple
Friends were friends; crushes crushes
Adoration so genuine
The touch of lips so innocent

Tires roll all its miles
Reckless and fickle
Conformed conformists
Sheltered, but all knowing
Lost and keep going
Midnight jail breaks
Alcoholic inmates
Drug addiction and soul confliction
Ourselves found in each other
And other times we didn't intend

I look upon it all with euphoric remittance
What an impossible beauty
A beautiful youth
And I walk it
And I drive it
Never did I realize it until I lost it
Never did I find it until it was lost
This town; this damn town
What beauty lies in its memories

The next will live it all
Just as I, but
They shall be the archaeologists
And I the fossil found
My friends and I, memories
Beautifully impossible memories

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redhairCat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 23, 2013 at 9:06 pm:
I can really relate to this poem! It is soooo good! Keep it up!
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SaphiraBrightscales said...
Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:37 am:
I can SO relate to this poem, my father being an army doctor and us haivng to  move every two or three years,...this poem is a reminder of all the awful times I had to let those times taught me to let the memories linger lightly just there behind the translucent veil and not to grasp at things with clumsy fingers like a drunk fool.....It is very well written and I love the way every single line connects to to next.. It has conherence... Loved reading this. Maybe you could check ... (more »)
nmk1128 replied...
Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:25 am :
Thank you for your comment and your time reading this (: and I think I will! I really enjoy and appreciate your feedback btw you're a lot more in depth than most. 
SaphiraBrightscales replied...
Jan. 29, 2013 at 6:10 am :
You see I'm a lot more indepth than most because I choose for others the same that I choose for myself and I'd like others to share their own unique interpretations of my poetry or articles so whenever I read someone else's I try to comment as honestly as possible and explaining everything I felt when I read it. SO You're welcome and waiting for your feedback on my work then... :)))
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flanny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 19, 2013 at 9:24 am:
I really like how in the beginning you say how sometimes love can make you hate. It immediately makes the reader wonder what the situation is
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therabidrabbit said...
Jan. 13, 2013 at 5:39 pm:
I love how fast it is toward the middle - no punctuation blocking the way. the sense it conveys - i definitely think you got your point across! the beginning was a bit confusing though
nmk1128 replied...
Jan. 13, 2013 at 10:19 pm :
Thanks for your review and I'm really glad you enjoyed it. . At the begining the speaker is reflecting on how he will miss his home town and then each stanza is a phase of childhood and growing up. Hope that clarifies! 
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