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Whose Blood Runs Red This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Go ahead, sugarcoat your lies
Tell everyone, it’s all right
I want to know
What goes on in those heads?
And what makes them think
everyone’s blood runs red?
This is what we dread, this is what anyone with a mind to disobey, will see
Right straight through the haze and the fog, the truth and the fiction
You spin a web, not intricate,
Of dread, illusion of fear, mask what is real
Change what you say, to fit in a repertoire
Habitually, changed every day
Fight, tooth and nail, nasty words
Snarky and unkind
Why doesn’t everyone see, the kindness of
someone not outspoken as much?
Who stays in touch with the real world, with everything going down …
I want to know, when was victory declared?
Was the rest of the world not there?
I want to know
What are you going to do?

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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MissShah said...
Mar. 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I love this piece! you have powerfully expressed your thoughts or may be you have powerful thoughts.. but its great...=) keep writing!

 

 
chantel15 said...
Dec. 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm
this is a good poem . everything is true. the lies of being okayy and holding things in . it can really mess up somebody emotionally and physically.
 
Lizm said...
Sept. 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm
Thank you! I'll try to keep writing. =)
 
lala(: said...
Sept. 14, 2011 at 9:45 am
Love it!! keep writing!!((: <3
 
Poe(: replied...
Sept. 14, 2011 at 9:50 am
yes!! its amazing!!
 
spency said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 11:10 am
this is nice....5/5 visit me
 
culmusybutterfly said...
Apr. 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm
very strong. very good.
 
x333vivalaglam said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm

wow this is powerful!

"of dread, ilusion of fear, mask what is real."

i really like this great work:)

 
Sumana2 said...
Feb. 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm
"And what makes them think/ everyone's blood runs red?" I absolutely love this line.
 
Mgymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 10:35 pm

great poem! it was very well written! i love it!!! 5/5 stars  :) and congrats getting published in the magazine!!

also, if you get the chance could you check out some of my poems such as A mirror image and The Sinners Confession (& comment and rate them???) it would be greatly appreciated! THANKS!!!

 
xBaByGiRrL22x said...
Nov. 12, 2010 at 3:59 pm
i really love this(:
 
haleyrl said...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 8:43 pm
i really like this : )
 
mandielynnrose said...
Jun. 25, 2010 at 12:01 pm
This really describes my parents i think....good job!
 
ItsaFunnyThing said...
Apr. 21, 2010 at 8:39 pm
I really like this one.  The last line Im not in love with, because its a cliche I think.  maybe "is it what you wanted to do?" I dont know that i like that any better, and anyway its your poem.  But great job!
 
Lizabeth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 22, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Thanks for all the comments, everyone!

And I agree, the last line should be rewritten, but it was kind of a spur-of the-moment-not-editing-while-typing piece, so obviously it has problems. Would have done me good to analyzed more thoroughly.

 
mcpanicfanic said...
Apr. 20, 2010 at 2:29 am
So good!!!!!!!! Your an awesome writer!
 
MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 7:53 pm
i like it tons! very creative, and def. has a lot of thought put into it and it makes it amazing
 
Frankincat said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 7:24 pm
I really like this :) read and rate mine please: http ://www.teenink .com /poetry/all/article/165268/Buildings/
 
Lizabeth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm
Sure thing. Thanks for the comment!
 
kin77 said...
Nov. 21, 2009 at 6:55 pm
Ok, so like it but it does get cliche at parts like the last sentence, and the rhyming sounds forced
 
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