Sickled Souls This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

The light blinds
from the painted opinions
hanging with faces
already formed.

A perfect point
could not change
their flexed eyes.

As I break through
the draping evergreen
my posture glistens.
My long limbs
skim the sequins   
maybe the escaping sparkles
will glimmer the distant views.
But no sparkle of mine
could twinkle in their
glacial hearts.

Their eyes only see
a low arabesque,
as I lift well above my hips
and the rungs of my spine crunch.

What sickled souls they have,
bent forever.
Twisting my legs
toes arms fingers.
Mangling me
in their frozen
distorted minds.

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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waish said...
Nov. 6, 2015 at 11:47 pm
really like it, please if you have a second you can see my stuff TeenInk.com/poetry/song_lyrics/article/836213/Your-Smile/
 
ItsTimeToBeginThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 5, 2015 at 4:51 pm
Really like the description!
 
HeartOfGold15 said...
Nov. 2, 2015 at 11:03 am
Wow, lovely poem! I look forward to reading your future work.
 
katrinaa48 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 12, 2015 at 10:51 am
I love the title so much
 
15corsackl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 17, 2015 at 9:31 pm
@katrinaa48 thank you for reading! Check out my other poems if you have the time and I will return the favor!:)
 
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