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When the tides change
I’ll be free
to drown among my people
in the ancient lands of nowhere
nowhere you would go
with a head upon my hat
and feet upon my shoes
it’s time to go inside
to survive
the cold of the air conditioning
in my room it’s harsh living
with the lights turned off
no one makes a sound
except the pitter patter of my soul
across the aluminum roof of my mind
like raindrops in your eye
all you are is a blurred image
thoughts once clear
are now hard to see
I have to retrieve my telescope
just to see you
still leaves me empty inside
’cause I think it’s my fault
that I have no idea
but I don’t know what to think
or where to begin
so I just sit and wait
for the tide to come in.

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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GraphicWriter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm
This is a true poem of someone strong, a sonnet almost of a strong heart pulling ahead.
 
RedFeather said...
Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm
Awesome poem! It's really deep and well-written. If you have a moment, could you do me the favor of checking out my poem How it Ends and give some critique?
 
japanprincess1995 said...
Sept. 27, 2012 at 10:01 am
I can tell you are strong. :)
 
Roper W. said...
Aug. 23, 2012 at 8:02 am
Truly amazing!
 
mongooseman0 said...
Aug. 1, 2012 at 9:48 am
like it! very beautiful and free!
 
. said...
Jul. 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm
this poem is beautiful, keep writing
 
andnowIcanspeak This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm
amazing 
 
LongLazyDays55 said...
Jul. 10, 2012 at 3:45 am
I think this is......AWESOME! It's a very deep and meaningful poem and I loved reading it. I especially liked this part,"with a head apon my hat and feet apon my shoes." :D Keep writing! :)
 
TMarie42 said...
Jun. 18, 2012 at 8:29 pm
Wow! Totally amazing. Love it.
 
MayaaMagdy said...
Jun. 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm

i love it 

 

 
Shelbi F. said...
Jun. 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm
This was amazing. The first 4 lines were my absolute favorite.
 
LCMyers13 said...
May 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm
Wow. That was a privelege to read. It's rare to come across poems that speak this deeply to one's soul. Thank you and keep on writing.
 
KylieKThis 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...
May 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Oh my goodness, I LOVE YOU!

 

Lol, just kidding! No, that made me cry! Amazing job! Dug straight to my soul. I'm thoroughly impressed!

 
EeBRA said...
May 27, 2012 at 1:02 am
one word AMAZING,,,wow,,, and you stick to the main point
 
EeBRA said...
May 27, 2012 at 1:02 am
one word AMAZING,,,wow,,, and you stick to the main point
 
JackieH said...
Apr. 28, 2012 at 11:21 pm
WOW this is fantastic!!
 
Bookworm1998 said...
Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:34 pm
this was such a great poem to read, seeing as poetry isn't what i usually ceom here for - irragardless, it's amazing!
 
MarieAntoinette2012This 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. 13, 2012 at 7:01 am
That's an amazing mental picture. It's powerful!
 
Swims.M.V. said...
Mar. 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. :D I loved it
 
hypermagical said...
Mar. 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm

You've brought tears to my eyes... it's kind of embarrassing, I'm in a public library for goodness' sake.

Haha, seriously though this is beautiful!

 
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