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Peter Pan never showed up
to punch your ticket to Neverland.
So please don’t wait on the tracks anymore.
Don’t linger on those rocks, they’ll burn your feet.
I’ve walked the rails, followed them
not to the end, just to the next station.
But there I found a half-cent tax on penny candy
and a river of pre-used ticker-tape.
So maybe, instead, you should send in your résumé,
Ask Captain Hook for that ticket to Neverland
And cross the tracks to wait for him,
to see if he shows up.

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lonelyLaviathin said...
Oct. 20, 2011 at 11:14 am:
bravo. reworking the last line to fit into the beat would make it even better.
 
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roxygirl14 said...
Dec. 11, 2010 at 6:18 pm:
wow.....definitly amazenn
 
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AnonyMiss said...
Nov. 2, 2010 at 8:18 pm:
i love the whole thing about neverland, but also the fact that this conveys a sort of.....brokeness. awesome job
 
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yogagurl said...
Sept. 13, 2010 at 6:28 pm:
such a cool poem def my fave so different and beautuiful
 
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Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 10:13 pm:
it seems to me that it is almost comparing religion and the devil... in some weird way, many possible interpretations.... read some of mine?
 
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Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm:
that was awesome-i love how you incorperated peter pan. BUt wouldl you mind telling me your message so i can compare it to what i think yours is?
 
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Kay4theRoses said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:20 am:
i love the new percpective.
ive put up new stuff if people will comment and rate?
i'd appreciate the constructive critisim.
 
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twi_fan_17 said...
Feb. 28, 2010 at 7:49 am:
You can tell that this was an orignal. Very well writen.
 
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sumthingprecious said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 6:07 pm:
Wow, this is really good. I love the detail in this. You’re a great writer. You should really check out some of my writing I think you will like it. Our writing is similar in a way. Please comment and rate too. Thank you.
 
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onlyiz said...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 8:59 pm:
so strong.
i thought it was original and well written.
 
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Inkspired said...
Sept. 11, 2009 at 8:37 pm:
Really, really deep, really original. Well written, and I love it!
 
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Jennax3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 20, 2009 at 3:29 am:
This is so cute! The references to Peter Pan are brilliant. :)
 
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Schubster said...
Aug. 20, 2009 at 2:08 am:
luv how u connect Peter Pan into your poem :)
 
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Meredith M. said...
Aug. 19, 2009 at 3:52 pm:
Wow, that's deep. I love it! You have some serious talent.
 
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aspiring.author.09 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2009 at 3:40 am:
Very intense. I really loved it, great work!
 
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