Serenade the Empty Sound This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

November 15, 2008
A low buzz
the buildings at work
a soft beat
as the clock ticks away
I shouldn’t be here
yet I’m forced to stay
like cattle they herd us in
prisoners of few mistakes
we sit in silence
wait ’til day breaks
one gets caught
he disappears
with a lady in sharpened heels
people pass by
but we go unseen
hidden in shadows that mourn
but in this place
so toweringly large
their yells are like whispers
thrown empty to space
outside they’re dancing
outside they sing
they don’t hear the silence echo
and the emptiness ring
they begin to read
voices in unison
like a chant
turned evil by spell
magic is murder
and deceit is dear
maybe this will go over well
but if by chance I fade so far
nobody would know
there’d be no one to tell
let them know it’s Heaven I found
and refused my entry to Hell

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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IAmAnonymous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm
I know how you feel. This is jaw-dropping. Excellent. Simply excellent.
RyanAD said...
May 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Wow. I love the creativity. Keep it up!!


Rachel L. said...
Apr. 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm
gave me goose bumps, this is amazing!
otherpoet said...
Mar. 18, 2012 at 9:02 pm
I really like this poem. You have a strong voice, message and provide excellent imagery. This is fantastic!
jeseer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Nice poem!
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Feb. 7, 2012 at 6:56 pm
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Mickh said...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Really good poem, I love your word choice! 
Dreammer said...
Nov. 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm
Everyone please check my stuff out and tell me your honest opinions so I can make ny writing better :)
BieberLover16 said...
Sept. 28, 2011 at 5:13 am
i love this!!
GeekyChic said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm
Amazing! i was just in awe:) Keep writting!
HallieAnnaLissette said...
Jun. 2, 2011 at 6:49 pm
Wonderful imagery! I could picture everything you were speaking about :o)
TolkienLewisWhitman said...
May 19, 2011 at 7:10 pm
This is an outstanding peace of work. By reading this, I would assume that you are a deep thinker. There is much thought in this, and it leaves me astounded. Also, the title is great!
HisPurePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Okay.  First off, I really do like this poem.  It's incredible and awesome.  Secondly, I can't help being jealous.  This got put in the magazine?  I feel like my stuff is really good, or some of it, but other people's stuff always makes it in, and it's not always as good.  Okay, thanks for letting me rant.  If you could, would you rate or comment on some of my stuff?
LiveInTheMoment said...
Mar. 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm
This was a beautiful poem. I couldn't quite catch the meaning, but otherwise, it was great. There was a tsunami of emotion behind the perfectly chosen words. 8) Overall, I loved it! Keep on writing, I want to hear more from you8)
nightwolfsnow said...
Feb. 20, 2011 at 7:55 pm
Ahaha, made me think of school. :)
Goms1 said...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 1:45 pm
wow chica.
Jamal W. said...
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_MissLaurel_ said...
Dec. 24, 2010 at 3:14 pm

This is very dark and mysterious. I really love the way the words flow but I couldn't quite catch at the meaning. I love it!


babybee said...
Dec. 12, 2010 at 11:16 am
This was really good, I loved it
kmarie17 said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 4:58 pm
I lovve how u decided to rhyme certain lines and I love love love the meaning! Read my work(:
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