Skeletal Lies This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

January 2, 2010
I've seen the skeletons
Hiding in your closet,
More than just bones
And detailed composites,
I've heard the lies you tell,
They're neither little nor white,
I've witnessed the hands you deal,
Two kings but no white knight,
I don't know what your conscience tells you at night,
Or what the voice inside your head sounds like,
Cruel words tinged with guilt?
Schemes carefully built?
Where's the angel on your shoulder,
Or did the devil take him out?
Why can't you tell me what you told her,
Or am I like your angel now?
Are you blind to who I am,
Or to who I try to be?
Are you trying to condemn
Every part of me?

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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WhenYouCantSleepAtNight said...
May 26, 2014 at 9:08 am
I think this would go good with The Calm by Of Mice & Men
CaptainK said...
Feb. 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm
OooOh, I really like it! It can tell the reader so much in just a few chilling words!
TheBlackCrow901 said...
Nov. 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm
This is amazing!  
Twinn4eva said...
Feb. 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm
this is awesome!
Emmmmwpcp said...
Jan. 20, 2012 at 11:03 pm
This is amazing! Do you have music for it?
Tralalaura said...
Dec. 26, 2011 at 8:01 pm
Speechless... This poem is amazing! 5/5 :)
CWells_521 said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm
Woww, just amazing!
Monique R. said...
Jan. 22, 2011 at 7:58 pm
Fab all the way! u got real talent that blaststhe rooooooof to shreds i send u my luck!!!!!!!!!
redhairCat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 20, 2010 at 11:00 pm
Sooooooooooooooooooooo GOOD!
AcidRayne said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm
very nice :) its soo unique
d-rok33 said...
Sept. 14, 2010 at 7:27 am
This is a good poem and has a really good theme to it.
Milo! said...
Mar. 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm
I really love this. I really like how everyone can relate to this. I hope you keep writing, because this is great. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.
GodStrongKid replied...
Sept. 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm
Wow. Great theme and great rhymes. I really like this.
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