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what is boredom
a doodle on a stray corner of a textbook
the glazed-over stare of a student
jerking his head up
staying awake
while the black-and-white movie plays

what is boredom
for I know not
does it lie waiting
in a drawer
slipping out each time its container is opened
does it appear from nothing
sparking into existence at a teacher’s droning words
or is it immortalized in dusty plaques
inscribed with academic achievements

what is boredom
for I know only
the feeling of the slithering fingers
closing my eyes
stealing my senses

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what is boredom
for I know not





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CristelSnow said...
Sept. 16, 2014 at 11:54 pm
awesome poem, so true, i find my self wondering about what is boredom sometimes, but you have done an excellent job describing it!  Nice! keep up the awesome work!
 
WOWriting said...
Jun. 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm
Like the questions this raises :) made me think. I don't think you need the massive gaps, maybe just one or two if at all, but other than that I really enjoyed this
 
Love2Read72 replied...
Jun. 1, 2014 at 6:40 pm
Those gaps were indentations, but I guess on teen ink they don't show up correctly. :-)
 
WOWriting replied...
Jun. 2, 2014 at 11:07 am
Oh ok then :)
 
VeganFeminist_Writer said...
May 26, 2014 at 3:09 am
Really relatable. I love it.
 
Nella.Girl97 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 22, 2014 at 9:59 am
interesting! well written and spaced! 
 
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