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Lying on the beach
With sunglasses on your face
Shielding the harsh sunlight from your eyes.
You cover your skin with SPF 25.
Sand makes its way into your sandals,
but you don’t mind.
Off in the distance music is being played
on steel drums.
They set the mood of your whole vacation:
relaxation.
You see the boats drift by with their brightly
colored sides
And you hold onto your tropical drink that tastes
like bananas
With its tiny umbrella hanging off the side.
It makes you smile.
You wonder if the sailors on the boat are as
peaceful as you are.
Worries escape you as you drift into your own oasis
And your home life becomes something of the past.
Almost unreal.
You smell coconut everywhere you go
And wonder if you’ll miss it when you leave.
All you hear is the crashing of the waves.
All you can feel is your newly burnt skin.
All that matters is nothing.

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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smo14 said...
Feb. 13, 2010 at 10:36 pm
the poem wuz awesome!!!!!!!
it made me want 2 go 2 the beach and just chill
 
apple7888 replied...
Feb. 20, 2010 at 10:43 am
it was so bad!!!
 
smo14 said...
Feb. 13, 2010 at 10:33 pm
i think the poem wuz amazing!!!!!!!
it makes me want 2 go 2 the beach and just chillax
 
Sethlover said...
Feb. 13, 2010 at 4:58 pm
I love this one. Don't stop writing!
 
PaRaNoRmAl627 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 13, 2010 at 9:30 am
ugh. I want to be there lol. Keep writing this was good :)
 
OneGodForever32This 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...
Feb. 13, 2010 at 8:34 am
This is really good!
 
Like*Whoa!!! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 22, 2010 at 7:06 pm
yaa i agree, it was pretty...it just needs a little...ummpphh. :)keeep working
 
simplyalone said...
Jan. 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm
it was good. but i felt as if it was leading up to something.
 
JUST_ARIELLE:( said...
Jan. 22, 2010 at 4:42 pm
i liked this. . .i usually like darker poems. . .but i guess i culd use a change of scenery. hey plz read some of my poems. i think ull like um!
 
~Reaa.Mae.Kuzyk~ said...
Jan. 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm
It was good. I don't know why, but I almost expected something more to come out of this poem. Hmm. It was good though, keep writing. :)
 
halo<3XOXO This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 31, 2009 at 1:12 pm
i really loved this. it had good description and nice imagry! i liked all the voice too. u should check out my poem, beautiful. i really need some opions on it.
 
apple7888 replied...
Feb. 20, 2010 at 10:46 am
i love it
keep on writting baby!!!
 
jake2011 said...
Dec. 31, 2009 at 12:31 pm
It is a good poem.
 
Kaptain replied...
Sept. 21, 2010 at 8:30 am

That was good..

Read and rate some of my work too guys :) Thanks..

 
~*HopelesslyCrushed*~ said...
Dec. 31, 2009 at 10:29 am
i lovedddd this. it had great imagery and everything! :D i love it!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
 
Gazellarendra said...
Dec. 9, 2009 at 6:28 pm
Wow, I love it! I love poetry like this. It was amazing. Keep writing!
 
Geoph said...
Dec. 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm
This is nice, but that's pretty much where it ends. I'm not going to remember this poem in 30 seconds, it's insubstantial. Though maybe that's the feeling you were aiming for in your calm, chill tone - aiming to let people simply waste a minute and then find something else better to do.
"And your home life becomes something of the past." that line was nice though, it alluded to something with a bit of depth.
Geoph
 
teenwrite replied...
Dec. 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm
Whatever, I liked it. It made me relaxed.
 
Derrick C. said...
Nov. 17, 2009 at 8:37 pm
well it is a nice poem and i do have extensive experience in the magical craft of poetry and i believe that this poem is too specific there isnt any powwww
 
sasssgirrrl22 said...
Nov. 17, 2009 at 5:24 pm
I really like this poem. its awesome. U set vacation in a totally different perspective. Its definetly a person's own oasis. Awesome job
 
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