In a Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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In a dream I meet the man who gave me life,
The moment before he ruined it
The one who I loved, who had time to play catch
And ask me about my trivial kindergarten day
And carry me on his shoulders.
I’m older now but he remained the same,
The same devil
Dressed in a rolled polo and khaki shorts
Wrinkled from the time they spent on the floor
Of a strange man’s bedroom.
I can see now the tracks on his arms
And the emptiness in his smile.
The “accidental” bruise about to form
On my 6-year-old rosy red cheeks
Haunts me
As I ask, “Why?”
He answers, the gin on his breath swarming my nose,
Warming my senses
Daring me to turn away
But I stay strong.
So strong I don’t hear his reply, I guess I never did.

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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Angeleyes12 said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 7:48 pm
Wow, this poem is so thoughtful! Keep Writing! :)
 
scenesoccerqueen replied...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 7:36 pm
wow the play of words is great the emotion in it is strong and the emphasis is amazing. Great job!
 
Reader101This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm
you are an amazing writer!!!!!!!!! :))) <3
 
justanotherteenwriter said...
Mar. 25, 2011 at 11:02 pm
this is pure and deep and raw(: amazing. I hope you were able to escape what you were put through.<3
 
Tears2Roses said...
Aug. 28, 2009 at 11:50 pm
COOL!!!! KIND OF CREEPY THOUGH!!!! GO YOU!!!!!
 
Electricity This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 13, 2009 at 1:18 pm
i agree... keep writing, this poem is great ^_*
 
sallysunshine said...
Aug. 13, 2009 at 5:59 am
Very good.Kind of depressing.
 
Midknightrider7 said...
Jul. 23, 2009 at 2:55 pm
This poem has beautiful depth, and all to many times its true.

Keep Writing
 
fivefiveoheight This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 5, 2009 at 8:18 pm
This is beautiful and tragic at the same time, keep writing.
 
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