Writing Freeze This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

December 6, 2008
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My once fluid imagination has
stopped. I’m frozen.
Stopped, and distracted,
I freeze.
The leaves have stopped mid-air.
On a slant and on a pause, the leaf cannot fall.
On a gray, about to be blue, Tuesday morning,
life should be ready to burst.
Juices of sunlight would pour from the parting clouds.
But, from my fingers, only empty air.
They’ve not yet fallen, those leaves from this morning.
When will they land?
The anticipation is a killer
The branches peer down.
Wonder why their leaves have stopped?
Creations of color, but when.
When? will these bites of yellow touch base with the earth?
Tell me.
I’m winter when it’s autumn,
I’m still when my duty is motion.
Frozen, when all I want is to pour.

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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LoverOfSong said...
Aug. 13, 2010 at 9:59 pm
I completely understand what youmeannn!!! ur really goood!!! Wanna give me some advice on my writing? I'd be forever grateful!
dooblabox replied...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 11:10 am

Practice, practice, practice. And read.

Best of Luck,


MourningStar said...
Mar. 26, 2010 at 4:40 am

I truly love this poem.

Your writing flows really well - but what really got to me was how you transitioned into writing racism, to something else. Well it kind of makes sense to me... especially how hard it is to write a poem on racism... and that's how you feel in your poem - frozen, when all you want to do is pour...

I think this poem is great. Keep writing.

Paig3Cagl3 said...
Nov. 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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ayeBNFx3 said...
Aug. 15, 2009 at 5:44 am
NY^^! Very Good, hmmm.. these people neeed to commmentt -_-
Jessalynn said...
Aug. 20, 2009 at 4:09 pm
I really like this poem. Good Job. It came out fine.
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