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The Stranger Across the Room This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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I sat in the airport reading a magazine
My eyes started to wander across the scene
They fell upon a man with dirty clothes and messy hair
He paid no attention to it, he didn’t care

He wore slim-cut jeans and a worn-out hat
He had a tattoo on his arm of a baseball bat
He had a five o’clock shadow you could see from a mile
And it looked like he hadn’t had a haircut in a while

His face was weather-worn and tanned like leather
He must have lived somewhere with pretty rough weather
He had a scar above his left eye
I wondered what happened, how and why

As I boarded my plane I looked back once more
The man was making his way to the store
As my plane left for Egypt to see the tombs
I couldn’t stop thinking of the stranger across the room

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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amanda16 said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 12:11 pm:
I really liked this poem because it was very descriptive, I could picture it.
 
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ohxheyitslanzz said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 12:06 pm:
Very descriptive !! i could almost see the man form the airport
 
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RaV3n said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 9:08 am:
Vivid Verbs, and Adjectives LOVED IT! Be sure to write more limericks, cuz i bet they will be just as good as this one!
 
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Isawyouyesterday said...
Apr. 8, 2010 at 10:51 am:
This reminds me of something I would think. Some would be too self-centered to notice people like this and yet, you highlighted this man above anyone else.
 
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Iamber said...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm:
I loved it :)
 
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BreeTayler This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 13, 2010 at 8:05 pm:
I loved it:) absolutely.
 
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BMMSKC said...
Mar. 4, 2010 at 10:21 am:
IT MAKES ME WONDER WHERE THAT GUY IS FROM...I LOVED IT
 
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bmmsDW said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:36 am:
I like how you discribed the character how he looks and how he has a tatoo NNNNIIICEEE!!!!!
 
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C!tyG!rl777 said...
Oct. 14, 2009 at 7:22 pm:
Vivid Verbs, and Adjectives LOVED IT! Be sure to write more limericks, cuz i bet they will be just as good as this one!
 
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This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 14, 2009 at 4:45 pm:
Incredible! Very descriptive and well-phrased. I love it!
 
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Stephaniere This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 14, 2009 at 1:42 am:
AMAZING!!
<3
 
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ShelbyWu said...
Jan. 20, 2009 at 11:18 pm:
I agree with the following comment another person posted. (((Hmm. I enjoyed this. It was both curious and interesting. However, it lacks importance and a reason why you wrote it. Was it simply boredom or something else? =D Nice work. ))
 
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DesertFlower said...
Nov. 4, 2008 at 6:50 pm:
I could see everything you said in my head. It was great.
 
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lilmizzcherri said...
Oct. 31, 2008 at 3:12 am:
well written.great job!
 
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twilightstar said...
Oct. 16, 2008 at 11:08 pm:
Love the subject... you have a really cool grasp of imagery. Rhyming just for rhyming's sake detracts from it a bit, though. Great job!
 
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halfemoonie said...
Oct. 14, 2008 at 4:29 am:
Hmm. I enjoyed this. It was both curious and interesting. However, it lacks importance and a reason why you wrote it. Was it simply boredom or something else? =D Nice work.
 
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Tinkapp said...
Oct. 13, 2008 at 5:31 am:
Wow dat was reall good
 
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northcvball10 said...
Oct. 13, 2008 at 9:47 pm:
Good poem. It was intersting and flowy.
 
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rahoomhida said...
Oct. 14, 2008 at 8:27 pm:
Heyyyy Im from Egypt!! nice job though, I liked the rhythm. I can make a song out of that!!
 
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shoesofftomorrow said...
Aug. 27, 2008 at 10:01 pm:
i wonder what his life is like. great poem by the way, makes you stop and think
 
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