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I was younger then, but only by months.
Curiosity settled unbearably throughout my limbs
And I waited
Patiently for you to carry yourself down wooden stairs
Rightleftright – my ear against olive-colored carpet
To make sure that coast was clear
Hands resting on hinge of drawer and pulling
I reached inside, ransacked and shifted through its contents
And uncovered your thoughts in journal form (success)
I remembered then how embarrassment
Burnt my cheeks red
Everything you said when you found the
Monster I had hidden in the sheets beneath my bed
And I recalled your tears
The shape your body took, fetally curled
With your knees against your chest
You wept endlessly.
Fearing flood or revenge
I tossed and turned that night, grasping the fact
That I had failed you and again –
When I opened that leather cover and divulged
Your evenly spaced print to my eyes and that entry
I had watched you record on blue printed lines
Night prior, before dark, before saying
“Sharpen this, please!” in an angry tone
From across the hall and again –
With a clean-cut graphite tip you wrote
“October twenty-second …”
In the uppermost corner and proceeded with
“My Journal, I have never felt so alone …”

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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LazyDaisyTheWriter said...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm:
i loved the poem!
 
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bEllAhOPe said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 9:55 pm:
I wanted to cry at this. So beautfifully, painfully true. Well written. Beautiful.
 
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Angie123 said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 8:37 pm:
This is very creative. i love it.. <3
 
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Dyingbreath said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 8:15 pm:

Relateable. Very emotional

Beautiful

 
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DeadlyPoppy said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm:
Wow. That's all I have to say. This is so very amazing. Just wow.
 
EyesofBlueFire replied...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 5:03 pm :

Wow, that was beautiful. Keep up your writing. :)

 

 
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purplequeen said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 9:14 am:
Hey guys comment on my poems noww!! and I will comment on yours !!!!
 
_Zavery_This 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. replied...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm :
Did you really come here just to advertise for your own work? Or will you appreciate this article?    O.o    No offense, but I think that's kinda rude.
 
LazyDaisyTheWriter replied...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 10:25 pm :
That really is rude purplequeen. this is an awesome poem!
 
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purplequeen said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 9:13 am:
Good job!!
 
_Zavery_This 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. replied...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm :
Oh, I'm sorry, ignore that other comment of mine. I never read your previous comment.   Screw me!  
 
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elaine_forsaken said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 1:40 am:

amazing :D....

 

 
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Cady_This 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. said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 12:12 am:
I <3 this(:
 
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audball said...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm:

The imagry is amazing!  It's sad, though.

 

 
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Casual.dreamer said...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm:
i love this! Look at my work?
 
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EnochDreams said...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 6:32 pm:
I love the detail put into it, really gives a good visual picture. Awesome!
 
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DisicpleofChristandJesusEnthusiast said...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 5:08 pm:
Great Job!!!
 
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asheyknees123 said...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 8:41 am:
ummm, this is simply wooonderful. i didnt know what was happening until i reached the end. this is great. i can completely relate to this. great job. i can see you writing a lot more and being very successful. thank you for the piece. 
 
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MeganSeesStars This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 29, 2011 at 8:06 pm:
i like it(:
 
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CrazyBeautifulLifee said...
May 29, 2011 at 6:16 pm:
Wow. Amazing work. Would anyone be able to check out my poem called "Asthma" and comment/ rate it? I'll do the same for you if you ask!
 
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