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Friday thirteenth, that’s the date.
trying to avoid bad luck- it’s too late.
A black cat crosses your path,
a demon, an angry spirit, feel its wrath.
But there is a ray of hope in finding a horseshoe,
pointed at you.
Hang it on your door,
to bring good fortune to all but there’s more,
break a mirror and for seven years,
a series of unfortunate events, the beginning of your fears.
Open an umbrella inside,
knock on wood- you haven’t yet died.
Walk under a latter and make sure to place your thumb,
in-between your middle finger and index, don’t be dumb!
Cross your fingers and toss salt over your shoulder to turn it around,
an itchy right palm means money will be found.
So search for the four-leafed clover,
in a field a thousand times over,
because pulling out a grey hair will cause ten more to grow back,
but reverse your streak with a rabbit’s foot around your neck in a sack.



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AmyLeigh This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:18 am:
i love your phrasing, and the lines are so clever. i generally am not a huge fan of rhyming poems just because sometimes the rhyme seems a bit forced, but you've written each couplet in a way that makes the flow of the poem seem natural.
 
TheEpic95This 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. replied...
Mar. 29, 2013 at 8:50 pm :
Although I do like it, especially some of the rhymesI agree with amy about how some lines seemed forced. I but I DON'T agree about the flow, I think that there are some spots that are very unnatural, Some lines, especially toward the end seem very drawn out. But there are lots of parts I like. The best part, I think, is "Walk under a [ladder] and make sure to place your thumb/ In between your middle and index, don't be dumb!" Although, I think they could have been broken in hal... (more »)
 
Rolledthestone This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm :
Yeah, I added some new lines to this poem at one point and was having a hard time getting the flow back. Thank you for the thoughts though, I know it still needs work.
 
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Whompingwillow said...
Jan. 20, 2013 at 6:03 pm:
I love your poetry, it's really wise and witty at the same time :)
 
Rolledthestone This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:53 pm :
Awww thank you!
 
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