The Game This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Lazy bounds of stadium light
flicker on our boys

but we are tearing
up the night

cutting open nebulas
ravaging the moon

inky black guts slide
i hear them scrambling over barbed wires

attempted lust in the trees
fumbling with skeleton hips

adolescent lips digging into sharpened necks
leaving their burrow to inhale sweeter highs

someone’s china-glass tears are heard
below the idle roar

we are only allowed to scream
when rubber balls are involved

pounding car ride far away
a cotton moon glares at the windshield

these earthly nights
never felt so real.

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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ArinellWingheart said...
Feb. 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm
*shiver* literaly... this made me tremble inside.
 
TheOnlySpecialK said...
Jul. 28, 2010 at 2:28 am
brilliant!
 
sunnyhunny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 17, 2010 at 4:40 pm
Wow, you're really talented.  Nice work.  I still have yet to grasp the exact meaning of some of your metaphors, but I get the idea.  Very creative.  Utterly amazing and powerful.
 
Hippie_Runner said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm
i loved this poem! check out my work too please.
 
xBaByGiRrL22x said...
Mar. 19, 2010 at 9:35 pm
wowww. u r verrry talented :)
 
MR.EHT said...
Mar. 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm
this is a wonderful poem.
i really enjoyed it.
you should read my song and tell me what you think.
 
Bella913 said...
Mar. 18, 2010 at 8:43 am
i think this poem is amazing! W-O-W!
 
Tony N. said...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm
haha nice, i like it.
 
dc123 said...
Jan. 22, 2010 at 11:22 am
i enjoyed reading your poem it specks in a way i cant describe
 
bobby L. said...
Jan. 11, 2010 at 8:35 am
I enjoyed reading your poem.
I liked the detail you put into every line
 
sasssgirrrl22 said...
Dec. 20, 2009 at 12:33 pm
one word: Wow
 
anikasaurus said...
Nov. 28, 2009 at 11:26 pm
All I can say is "Woah".
 
Paig3Cagl3 said...
Nov. 9, 2009 at 2:44 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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BannedGeekII said...
Aug. 30, 2009 at 12:51 am
I absolutly adore this poem. Beautiful. Unforgetable.
 
Alyssa B. said...
Jun. 1, 2009 at 5:25 pm
This was a wonderfully written poem. I really enjoyed it.
 
ricardo B. said...
May 27, 2009 at 12:27 am
GOOD STORY AND GREAT DETAIL!!
 
SickImage said...
May 26, 2009 at 2:51 pm
"attempted lust in the trees
fumbling with skeleton hips

adolescent lips digging into sharpened necks"

I want to know the meaning behind your poem. I interpret it in a specific way, but it may not be what you were thinking. You're the author...Could you tell me what you intended?
 
nikki1574 replied...
Feb. 24, 2010 at 5:31 pm
yea, same. i thought this was really great, but i would love to know the insperation behind this=)
 
AndThisIsReal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 26, 2009 at 2:41 pm
This was just stunning.
I loved the eeri imagery of ordinarily simplistic events.
You're a good writer.
I hope to see more.
Check out some of my writing, when you have the time.
Thanks, AndThisIsReal.
 
Jerami159 said...
May 18, 2009 at 12:48 pm
it is interesting in its own way i like its way of word choices and it is chilling and calming at the same time keep makin them like this
 
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