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Daddy's Womb This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
i asked my father if i could swim, and he said that i would drown. The Sea would imprison me – he said if my feet had left the ground. So i walked out to the water, and cried out – how ’bout now! He said, a little bit further, Son,... (more »)
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
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Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up. Her lips were mushed together in a Horrible shade of red They buried my mother in a white dress And red lips. And she couldn’t see. Where are your glasses, Mommy? And still at sixteen I bring them to... (more »)
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Beauty is the Beast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Her skin, butter-cream by day, turns translucent by night. Her hair, ebony black, shimmers like the night sky But only to deceive those she encounters Her lips, stained crimson from her victims Eyes piercing blue, penetrating those who make... (more »)
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Pledge This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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From this point forward I will not stand to be unhappy any longer. I will not stand to be broken down, broken apart, broken-hearted. From this point forward my success does not depend on my waistline and my strength does not depend... (more »)
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I Take Back My Tears This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I take back my tears the wasted years I spent crying for what never could happen I take back my heart my shattered heart Up off the ground and back in my arms I take back my hope wasted on you and toss it aside for it has no meaning... (more »)
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When I am Dead This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When I am dead, my dearest, don’t stick my bones together with Scotch tape. Do not try to fit them underneath a frame. Use them, one by one, as a weapon, a gavel. My bones, they can be good back scratchers, honey mixers, and hands of... (more »)
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No, You Cannot This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is a new nation, a nation that proudly proclaims: “Yes we can.” But what power holds “yes we can,” when America has told many of our brothers and sisters “no, you cannot”? You cannot follow your heart. You cannot move... (more »)
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Chaos Theory This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Carolyn says she believes in angels while mascara spiders creep thickly along the heavy baggage beneath her eyes like the black pitch of the school hallways at night or the charcoal that she dips her fingernails in and I remember cheating on... (more »)
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Child Soldiers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Their eyes tell silent stories. Stories that would shock even the darkest of hearts. These eyes have seen worse than some could even dream of. They’ve seen killing and death, and pain and suffering to extents that can be hard to imagine.... (more »)
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Just to Let You Know This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Your butchering words In the beginning Went through my head As a child who listens To every word you say Your constant sarcasm Your words which I thought were the truth The never giving up Just to let you know, Dad Those butchering... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
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What I Could Never Tell My Mother This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
What I could never tell my mother Isn’t her fault; it’s mine It’s things wrapped inside of me, coiled like wire with the filament exposed She could accept them – those things – I’m sure Maybe even love them the way she loves me;... (more »)
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Your Heart Was My Home Until You Handed Me an... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I removed the layers of blankets from my aching bones to excavate the secrets that were held together by saliva in papier-mâché envelopes, only to chew on disappointments and lie on shards of fragile stained glass that tampered with my flaws,... (more »)
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Another Metaphor of Life This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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bubbles. god’s just a little kid with a big bottle of Miracle Bubbles and a wand dipping, blowing these bubbles all doomed to pop at one point or another. they either drop too fast, before he can catch them, or the biggest ones... (more »)
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Knowing Nothing of This ’Til Then This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I was younger then, but only by months. Curiosity settled unbearably throughout my limbs And I waited Patiently for you to carry yourself down wooden stairs Rightleftright – my ear against olive-colored carpet To make sure that coast was... (more »)
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