Can You Hear Me? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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I’ve still got a long way to go
before I can return.
I long to go back and finish the things
I’ve left behind, unfinished.

I was to be on a journey
to secure my ongoing dream.
Yet I falter over simple stones
while treading the pass of looming boulders.

It’s not that I don’t appreciate the present days.
I’m just yearning for the sky I once loved.
I don’t pull a sad face as if I’ve fallen victim,
as if I want the pity.

I laugh at the fear,
Can you hear me?
Tears aren’t the answer to my problems.
My cheeks refrain from glistening.
I stand, waiting in the labyrinth of emotions,
unable to see the exit.

I want to live in peace,
Just like how I dreamed it.
Why do I keep running
from that thing called time?

I’m screaming,
voice breaking,
up toward the weeping clouds,
Strewn over the soaked grass of the field

I shut my eyes, volume increasing,
Can you hear me?

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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