Devotion | Teen Ink


March 11, 2015
By Jtatsu PLATINUM, East Brunswick, New Jersey
Jtatsu PLATINUM, East Brunswick, New Jersey
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I watched my friends

Disappear one by one

As I faded from memory

Like a dead, stone cold sun.


I close my eyes,

And never a day passes without regret,

For the time I lost

And all my dreams and wishes

Shattered, dead.


My only companions are my memories,

Only they keep me alive

Far more than the solid food and drink 

I need to physically survive.


Though I know I'm only a single spark

From a dying fire

I hope beyond all hopes, to somehow reignite

Another flame that burns even higher.


As insignificant as I am

A wisp of smoke blown away,

There is still one heart that won't forget,

And in that heart I'll stay.


Even when memories grow dim,

I will still be here, always,

For thinking constantly of you,

In my mind,

Is all that makes up my days.

The author's comments:

I was suddenly inspired to write this piece when an urge came over me to write. I feel this poem describes some feelings that just had to come out of me somehow, expressing things I didn't know could be expressed so simply with pencil and paper.   

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on Sep. 29 2016 at 7:12 pm
the-mormon-introvert GOLD, Alpine, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Even when the dark comes crashing through, When you need a friend to carry you, And when you're broken on the ground, You will be found
--Evan Hansen, Dear Evan Hansen

I love the raw emotion behind this poem. Well done

wordtea GOLD said...
on Aug. 3 2015 at 10:18 am
wordtea GOLD, Delhi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'All men shall die.'- A Clash of Kings
'We accept the love we think we deserve.'- The Perks of Being a Wallflower
'Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.'- The Book Thief

The rhyming is intelligent. I think it could've had a better flow to it, though.

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