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Nightmare Love This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

When you held me,
you were chalky with stardust
(from your failed attempts at flight).
You got some on me.
I brushed it off
for I didn't want to fly; I wanted to
stay here,
but Earth was never good enough for you.
But oh! You never flew,
however much you wanted to.
Eventually, you gave up,
letting yourself sink into the abyss.
The light offered itself to you;
you refused it,
shielding your eyes and shrinking back
into a corner,
willing yourself to wilt.
You clung to the dark and
made a quilt out of it,
shaped it to you until it was all you were.
You only wanted your own version of life,
wanted what you know,
nothing worse but nothing better.
I didn't recognize you
but I played along.
I dwelled with you
but the blackness suffocated me;
I wanted to stop the dance with darkness you started
but you wouldn't let me go
so I had to free myself
from your entanglement.
I cut the net you held me in
into ribbons
and fled to the light.

It was only then I realized
you were only a dream.

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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TThatkidd95 said...
Feb. 21 at 1:54 am:
I really liked the topic and the emotion of your poem. I think your rhyme scheme was a little off especially in the last few stanzas. But overall it was good :)
 
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GreyGirlThis 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...
Dec. 9, 2013 at 10:40 pm:
Great job!  
 
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RainyMoodThis 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...
Dec. 9, 2013 at 7:14 pm:
Beautiful :)
 
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BrandiBoothThis 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...
Dec. 9, 2013 at 12:43 am:
Beautifu poem. Well done
 
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