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A Play On A Play On Words This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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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xoxoskaterchickxoxo said...
Mar. 27, 2010 at 8:33 am
that waz amazingg!
 
SolvoAnimus said...
Mar. 19, 2010 at 3:18 am
This was awesome dude, felt a real connection to it..
 
skyler said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 9:22 pm
Im deffinately not surprised this was published i mean the deep thought that went on to this is phenomenal verry good work
 
Ally25 said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 4:08 pm
Hey! This was realy good you should keep writing.
 
Penelope This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 2:55 pm
I think that was kind of sad and haunting and a really accurate picture of someone waiting for things to change. A lot of people can probably relate to this.
 
Ellie:) said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 2:49 pm
hey can you check out some of my new poems i just put on.?
Earth is falling
the truth
result
holocaust
[cheers]
i was thinking...
impossible to answer
does anyone really know?
we will pay
speak up
snippits
 
Lovemyhollowbody said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm
"pitter patter of my soul against the aluminum roof of my mind" -genious
 
lovelauren3 replied...
Mar. 27, 2010 at 6:42 pm
I agree completely!
 
respecturself7 said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 10:38 am
That was absolutely amazing! a truly beautiful reflection of the soul.
 
Holly M. said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 5:17 am
This is an amazing poem xD
and you must be a pretty amazing person to be able to write something so beautiful :)
 
Artemis_Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 6:56 pm
OMG! that was just...wow, I'm speechless. I...wow...just WOW!
 
sammyso3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm
I love the ending. Congrats.
 
Crossingmyfingers said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm
I don't really know what to say about this... but I really, really liked it. It was really reflective and pure.
 
violingoddess said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 11:02 am
wow, this is really amazing... keep up the good work :D
 
Lucy4himnotu said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 9:22 am
the rhythm you have attached to these words, has the "ebb and flow" of the ocean. very well done. beautiful.
 
jeanwolf said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 12:29 am
two words "love it"
 
Stephanie.Marie said...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 6:55 pm
So as i was reading this and I kinda felt pulled into the poem i guess. I liked it alot. I like how it tied in at the end.
 
elizabethlaura said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm
this was really fun to read. what made you think of writing this?
 
Lilly101911 replied...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 7:25 pm
I think that that was so beautiful!
I got lost in the words!
you are very talented!!!
 
justkasey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 12:21 am
I love the way it flows, how it goes about from one saying to the next. Incredible!
 
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