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Beating for Boston This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

We hear it in the news
And it echoes in our minds
That the explosions are brought home
The IEDs lay in our backyards
Our safe haven is corrupted
War splits our soil
And feeds on our thoughts.

Outsiders tunnel inside
Dragging out our secrets
And flaming them to display
Pressuring the ground we walk on
To lift it to the skies
Breaking bodies and brains
Leaving children limp and fallen.

Thoughts keep spinning
Webs that breed spiders of destruction
That are thrown out car windows
And destroy our royal blue protection.

Bullets rip through domestic homes
As if we live on the Afghan sand
And casualties cross lines
That were never drawn.
The soldiers of our streets,
Brothers of those across seas,
Lay down their lives for us
Protecting everything, from the air
we breathe
To the voices we speak with,
Keeping us safe
But the encasing trap of borders
Lets leeches in and our
Bubbled worlds explode.

When will the time come
When debris flies like planes
And our great empire falls
And we lose our strength?

Will it ever come?
As Boston bleeds, bombed and shot
Battered and bruised,
We stand as one
All thought and hopes pulsing
Beating for Boston.

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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cowgirl4ever said...
today at 7:10 pm:
You used imagery, and it was a thoughtful tribute to Boston!
 
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Laugh-it-OutThis 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. said...
Jun. 15 at 6:20 pm:
Great job! The emotion is amazing. Amazing! And congrats on the editors choice. And thank you for your contributions to my work. Keep rockin
 
GraphicWriterThis 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. 18 at 9:36 pm :
Hey right back at ch'ya
 
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GraphicWriterThis 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...
Apr. 21 at 4:15 pm:
Thank you, it's a tragedy.. We seem to drift apart as a country, but when some of us are in trouble, we pull through as one.
 
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StarGazer9This 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. said...
Apr. 21 at 1:44 pm:
Yes, we're all thinking about Boston :( You expressed it so well
 
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GraphicWriterThis 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...
Apr. 21 at 1:10 pm:
Stanza 3 is supposed to say spiders and out, just some spelling mistakes
 
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