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empty swings and abandoned dreams
half-filled notebooks and forest streams
the road that seemed to go on forever
broken promises, “always” and “never”
Hell-fire and trumpets, the sun sinking low
secrets told and kept, for only us to know
running and hiding, and closing your eyes
trust and betrayal, the truth behind each lie
a cardboard box, unlabeled and empty
a note on the counter for only you to see
I wish it wasn’t like this, I fought with all I had
but look at what came of it, is it really all that bad?
empty swings and dreams abandoned
we had to grow up, even if we didn’t get all we planned in
we had to say good-bye so we could meet again
if time is our only enemy, let us face it together, as friends
Hell-fire and trumpets, wait for the sun to rise
maybe by then, the tears will be gone from your eyes
the road that seemed to go forever on
it seems like forever that I will be gone
a cardboard box, unlabeled and empty
I look out the window and light is all I see
I wish it wasn’t like this, I fought with all I could
and I’ll promise, if you promise, to let it turn out good
and I’ll promise, if you promise, to let “good-bye” be just for now
I’ll promise, and if you promise, we can show each other how

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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DreamersJourneyThis 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. said...
Nov. 6 at 2:59 pm
This is simlpy spectacular. I appreciate your neutral creativity, your word choice fits perfectly, and its smooth to read. Lovely:)
 
EllieHeart said...
Dec. 9, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Really, really, really amazing! Could you check uot my poem Siren Lies and comment? Thanks!

 

 
WeAllBurn said...
Oct. 26, 2011 at 1:07 pm

amazing. i am going through a very tough break-up right now </3. and this makes me think alot, about what i can do to change it? idk. but thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

beautiful <3

 
lbr17 said...
Nov. 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm
Really good!
 
GreenLover said...
Nov. 8, 2010 at 10:44 am

this has to be one if my favorite poems ever! i loved the way it flowed so very nice. the endinq was qood. it really qot me thinkinq. spectacular! keep it  up.  your a really qood writter

 

hopefully you can read some of my work. i think you will like the one named my child, my son

 
funnythewayitis said...
May 16, 2010 at 12:58 pm

this is really amazing. i loved it

 

 
savannah-jane said...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 3:06 pm
oh, wow. this was incredible. the ending really had an impact on me; i had to go back and read it over a few times. this entire poem was beautiful.
i really love the lines;
the road that seemed to go forever on
it seems like forever that I will be gone
i don't exactly know why, but i do. this poem was amazing! without a doubt one of my favorites. :)
 
The_Number_Five said...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm
This poem is amazing and one of my favorites in teen ink's poetry section. Do you think you could comment on some of my work? Thanks! :)
 
SagaLiSela This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 11:33 pm
Wow! beautiful
 
lovehurts said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 5:48 pm
when i read this it brings one person to my mind and tears also i really like this alot u did a grate job
 
becky72195 said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 11:48 pm
I truely love this peice of writing and do believe it desirved to get published in Teen Ink.
THe poem has a true deep meaning, the style you use is amazing.
I have two poems also online, if you can please take a second to read it and comment it
 
Babybluelove1 said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 4:57 pm
wow that was soo great
 
tweedle dee said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm
wow i saw this on here forever ago, and loved it. i was phyked to see it on the top page!!!!! this poem is amazing, you rock! same as Keira, i'll buy your book!!
 
Keira. Hunt said...
Jan. 19, 2009 at 2:35 am
This is amazing,
the ending, was spectacular.
promise to keep writing.
and some day when your famous,
ill buy your book!
 
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