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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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123456789 said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 9:36 am
this suckz
 
jillianatthedisco replied...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Are you REALLY insulting this?

I'd like to see you try and come up with something as well-written and breathtaking as this.

And if you DO feel the need to say something negative in the future, don't.

 
summerqdp replied...
Nov. 12, 2010 at 10:31 am
ahahahaa this person is just trying to get people mad. Ignore it. aha
 
fragileblackorchid replied...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm
this dude replyed on my work too, lolz ignore him, its actually quite amusing
 
xcrunner4life said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 9:30 am
I almost always forget how bad some people have it out in the world and this peom really reminded me. If this story is true i am soo sorry for you and your sister. I know from my own exprence it can be very hard when you are so mad at the person you always turn to . You feel so alone and just want to talk to someone about it but thereis no one there. I hope you and your sister deal witht this hard time well and i hope eveything turns out ok.
 
_Snow_ said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 7:10 am
I finally understand what this is about! I accidentally read my sister's diary the other day. I thought she was using one of my old notebooks (that I tore the pages I used out of) as a story book or something, and she was showing me a little stupid story that I wrote when I was little and I looked at the other page and read like one sentence and then realized that my sister was venting about what our mom said to her.... she is as emotional as I am, and she's only 7, and I'm very, very emotional,... (more »)
 
DaydreamBeliever This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 6:45 am

aw :(

really really good :)

 
annexgrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 6:27 am
Simply stunning. 
 
TuffGurl said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 5:51 am
I have the feeling the other person is her brother, so bear with me: what is wrong with him? does he have depression?
 
TuffGurl replied...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 5:52 am
p.s.: really liked the poem (the writing was really good).
 
jeanwolf said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 4:17 am

very good!!! loved it!!

look at some of my work plez!!

 
SaMiLoVe97 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 25, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Great imagery. I loved this. Kepp writin'(:

                               <3 sami

 
Gothgirl said...
Sept. 14, 2010 at 6:59 pm
Wow. That is deep.
 
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm
the acceleration in this piece was incredible... read some of mine?
 
maggiebar1 said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm
wow this was really good... your imagery was amazing. could you comment on some of my stuff? id really love advice! :)
 
WaterGirl23 said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm
love this! i can feel the emotion easily. could you please rate and comment some of my work? thanks!
 
Hummingbird This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 4:22 pm
Absolutely stunning. I don't know how else to say it. I can feel the emotion, the deepness, the darkness, the sadness. You have a gift.
 
mimirocks124 said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm
wow...i am jst blown away from the raw emotion put into this. incredible job. 5 stars
 
pinkypromise23 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 2:51 pm
i had to read it a couple times to understand it...but it was really good(: 5 stars(:
 
llamachick said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm
its very touching,i have a younger sis so i will have to watch out for that!
 
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