Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Clipped Wings This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Custom User Avatar
More by this author
You murder me
Another butterfly
kept pinned to a corkboard

Label me
Classified to a stereotype
Ignore my screams
Ignore my pleading
Leave me to dreaming
Of soaring free

You're murdering me
Keeping me caged like a canary
Ignore my screams
Mistake it for singing

Forced to
Silently fume
About small things
like wingspans and elbow room

You're killing me
like how you kill time
Slowly
Hours of cursing your kind

Find me wide-eyed
and foaming
At the mouth
At the beak
Or whatever insects use
To speak

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




Join the Discussion

This article has 24 comments. Post your own now!

M.K.JasperThis 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...
Oct. 27 at 7:12 pm
I loved it very much. I was able to connect with the lyrics, and for that I want to thank you for creating such beautiful lyrics. 
 
WritterGirl1197 said...
Oct. 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm
There are no words that can describe how i feel about this. Well maybe one, INCREADIBLE! It flows and it really makes me think! Keep it up! 
 
writerfreak21231This 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...
Dec. 23, 2011 at 8:02 pm
BEAUTIFUL!!! :)(:
 
Lexie96 said...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I love this and all the metaphors are great. Beautiful, yet dark piece.

If you have the time will you please check out my work? I'd love to hear what you think of it.

 
DisicpleofChristandJesusEnthusiast replied...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 7:23 pm

really love this

 

 
Misunderstookgirl93This 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...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm
All the metaphors are great in here.....The peice speaks for itself I could tell what you where talking about and everything.I LOVE IT!
 
rockstardream said...
May 25, 2011 at 10:16 am
I like the metaphors used to portray this.
 
14hkri said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 6:46 pm
Wow, Really Nice! I Wouldn't Of Thought To Right Something As Creative As That! I'd Love To Know What Good Poets Think Of My Poems. (:
 
timeformetofly7 said...
Dec. 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm
wow, oh my God, you are veryy talented to have written this! its really good... the words felt real passionate n meaningful.. Awesomee job!! :D
 
^unshed.tears said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 11:32 am
THis is really good :) congrats on making the magazine, and keep writing :) beautiful
 
RazorBitesPrncess said...
Oct. 5, 2010 at 9:14 am
I absolutely understand and love this. great job.
 
Saint_that_Sins This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 30, 2010 at 9:17 am
Brilliant!! absolutly brilliant!!
 
Phantom_Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 3:54 pm
Very good metaphors. I like the windspan and elbow room part. The theme is a little overused, but you put your own spin on it, so it hardly matters.
 
Himeka said...
Aug. 19, 2010 at 8:59 pm
these lyrics speak to the soul!
 
Kilikilakia2012 said...
Aug. 12, 2010 at 3:43 pm
that was kind of random lol i liked it
 
Ashley M. said...
Aug. 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm
this is so creative! the first lines/first verse just caught me!
 
Drama_Queen13 said...
May 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm
Truly Insipiring
 
hurtangel said...
Apr. 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm
this is honestly my #1 fav that i've read so far. its fantastic lolz....
 
MCRlover2011 said...
Mar. 24, 2010 at 8:54 pm
Wow that's amazing... you could really go places...
 
Lonleydandy said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:35 pm
Congrats on making it into the magazine :D
 
Site Feedback