Farewell This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

February 17, 2009
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Umbilical cord stretched across miles.
Hand trembles for scissors. Untouchable.
Family wounds uncared for by first aided smiles.

Dirt encases you like newly laid tiles;
“Gone” written upon the casket is your label.
Umbilical cord stretched across miles.

All the family tree is left with: blood-filled vials.
Videos not even on cable.
Family wounds uncared for by first aided smiles.

Barrels of lies float in wake of aisles.
Porcelain bathtub; rocking girl unstable.
Umbilical cord stretched across miles.

Grief tuned into one station. Unmovable party dials.
No celebration with pictures on tables.
Family wounds uncared for by first aided smiles.

All affairs simply put into files.
Memories. Please. Become forgotten fables.
Umbilical cord stretched across miles.
Family wounds uncared for by first aided smiles

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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BehindTheseScars This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 16, 2014 at 2:34 pm
This is absolutely beautiful! You're so talented with the way you write. It gave me chills!
 
indieink18 said...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 1:16 am
I absolutely love this piece. It is very very deep, and I absolutely love your villanelle structure. This kind of poem is one of my favorites. I just uploaded a vilanelle, and would be very honored if you would take a look at it.
 
goddessofflames95 said...
Aug. 19, 2009 at 1:10 am
that had an unbelieveable deepness to it. you are one of the best teen authors i have read this night and your deserve sometime of reward. this was childish or have anything to do with love. our poem took me on a different level and i thank you for that. you are an amazing writer and i hope to see your work published in a book. outstanding work Tracy E. outstanding work.
 
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