The Opposite of Actuate This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 18, 2009
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Ink mingles with paper,
Throwing the words I keep locked away
In the faces of complete strangers
In the minds of innocent bystanders

Poorly written formations
Scream the words I am too cowardly to speak,
Spill the soul secrets of
A sad version for a so-called poet

Accumulated stacks of hate written pain
Reek of dismantled lives,
Worlds torn down with sorrowful scripts about
Carnaged hopes and corroded roads

I spit these words with animosity
To the world beyond me,
I extrude these words about all the lies
I thought were truths

I try to convince myself
That I mean more than
A dark shadow and shattered soul

But the truth is plain to see,
With each vehement verse, crumbling phrase, falling word,
All I've ever done is diminish another ­promising world.

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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Sam S. said...
Mar. 22, 2015 at 8:54 pm
Spectacular. Keeps the mood somber without being boring. Great job!
 
AngelBaby94 said...
May 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm
Absoutly Love It!!!
 
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