Vein-Chaser MAG

January 20, 2009
By Antonia Chandler BRONZE, Lake Forest Park, Washington
Antonia Chandler BRONZE, Lake Forest Park, Washington
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Sometimes you just gotta try to breathe, you said,
In and out, up and down, believe, you said,
Your eyes will burn the world will turn, there’s always something new to learn,
And I’ll love you ’til the edge of the world, you said.

Even stars that shine are going to die, you smiled,
And a heart that beats its fire never lies,
All dragons someday lose to knights in armor, you smiled,
But before that hero, many widows cry.

A blade against my skin is the answer, you cried,
The key to something sweeter, better, kinder,
That tear fell down your cheek and I knew right then,
Vein-chaser, I will chase you to the end.

A child with black eyes is what I was, you laughed,
With nothing more than broken childish dreams,
But an ocean can smooth out the roughest stones, you said,
And love can resurrect a pile of bones.

If this is who we are, then what are they, you asked,
The ones who choose the way we’re going to be?
I think we ought to know to choose ourselves,
you sighed,
This reflection isn’t what I want to see.

As soon as we are born we start to die, you said,
And growing old might well be going home,
Is dying just the end or are we living for that end?
Whichever, I don’t want to go alone.

Sometimes you just gotta try to breathe, you said,
In and out, up and down, believe, you said,
Your eyes will burn, the world will turn, there’s always something new to learn,
And I’ll love you ’til the edge of the world, you said.



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juggalohomie said...
on Jan. 4 2012 at 1:12 pm
juggalohomie, Ocala, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
i like faygo!!!!

I LOVE THIS POEM

on Sep. 26 2011 at 11:11 pm
T.C.Buttercup GOLD, Vancouver, Other
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Favorite Quote:
once upon a time.
live or let die.
never change for anyone, unless you have no one left to change for.

WOW. this poem is most likely one of the best ive ever read. Its incredibly beautiful, each word you wrote has a roll in the poem that creats its meaning. Truely amazing

on Sep. 17 2011 at 11:33 am
livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.

This poem is so well written, i love the format, it makes it so fluid to read!

Please comment and rate my new poem "Safe On A Cloud"!! And some of my other poems, because I'm new to TeenInk: "Girl Next Door", "Captured by Reflections" and "Longing For Those Days" ! 

I would really appreciate it! Thanks!


spency SILVER said...
on May. 27 2011 at 10:36 am
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"DON'T GIVE UP,REACH YOURSELF UP"

rate u 5/5...nice peom.....love it.....good job

on Feb. 28 2011 at 4:34 pm
EyesofBlueFire GOLD, Belleville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." Dumbledore, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling.

This poem is... Absolutely incredible. I know the feelings connected to the piece perfectly. It took my breath away. Keep writing!!

on Feb. 18 2011 at 12:24 pm
CaptainFabulous GOLD, Gray Summit, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast" - Lewis Carroll

wow so so good, love it

very descriptive

creative

Simply amazing


trblue GOLD said...
on Oct. 11 2010 at 7:37 am
trblue GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Too often we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown. It only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and slap that mother@#?!&* upside the head. "

I love it. i findly read it all the way

through.


trblue GOLD said...
on Jul. 28 2010 at 8:29 am
trblue GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Too often we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown. It only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and slap that mother@#?!&* upside the head. "

im so sleepy, so i read 1/2 through.

but i know it's good and im gone

try and save it.


Eilatan GOLD said...
on Apr. 12 2010 at 8:04 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

incredible.

on Dec. 17 2009 at 9:05 am
rainbowwriter SILVER, Teaneck, New Jersey
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Amazing! I love the choice of the picture and the flowness of the words!

on Nov. 23 2009 at 8:05 pm
heart_on_my_sleeve BRONZE, Clearwater, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women rarely make history."

Ah-mazing. I loved the slight mysterious edge you kept going the whole time. How it didn't qutie rhyme but it wasn't quite free verse/ Love, love, love it!

Zero_K DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 15 2009 at 5:50 pm
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi

I'm at a loss for words. Beautiful.

-Blessed Be!

+++ZERO+++

on Sep. 2 2009 at 11:55 pm
that was incredible. a true author writes on a level that only he or she can understand, becuase they are so caught up in the world in which they have created, if unconciously. Thta s wat u did. amazing. philsophical. i can only pray that i can be that good one day. God be with you and your writing.

on Jul. 24 2009 at 6:34 am
lost_in_my_sea_of_dreams BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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it amazes me. that you write with such beauty. it amazes me to know bounds. i wish i could write half as good as you do.

MoyruhJO GOLD said...
on Jul. 20 2009 at 1:19 am
MoyruhJO GOLD, Chesapeake, VA, Virginia
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Stunning...absolutely stunning. I got chills, and that does not happen easily.The language in this just flows so perfectly. It seems very heartfelt, and is a refreshing (albeit jolting) take on the whole, usually cliched, "I'll love you forever and ever and ever" bit. Amazing.

mkh.2010 GOLD said...
on Jun. 23 2009 at 4:41 pm
mkh.2010 GOLD, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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wow...

this poem is absolutely amazing!

I love it.

I think the repetition of the first stanza at the end makes it that much better.

I wish i had your talent!

Keep writing!


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