Teen Ink, Hear Me Out. MAG

June 27, 2010
By wdickinson GOLD, Fredericksburg, Virginia
wdickinson GOLD, Fredericksburg, Virginia
10 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.
-Oscar Wilde


Oh great Teen Ink, thou art my loving god.
I pray to thee for naught but just one thing:
A publication of my lowly work.
Oh great Teen Ink, just grant me this one wish!

I sit and think of what you might expect
From me. I try to brainstorm ideas
Of something You would want to read. And I
Fall back into my slump, my writer's block.

For what could I attempt to write that could
Appease Your Majesty? That somehow would
Appear upon the Most Discussed front page?
At my own answer here have I arrived?

Oh great Teen Ink, thou art my loving god,
So, pay my work attention, would you please?



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on Jul. 17 at 8:49 pm
A-Writer BRONZE, Pleasanton, California
3 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched-they must be felt with the heart."

This made me laugh. Reading this almost reminds me of Shakespearean language, which adds to the humor. Great job!

on Mar. 26 2016 at 11:19 pm
niciolah SILVER, South Riding, Virginia
5 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whoever has ears, let them hear." Matthew 13:9

This is so clever. The word choice really brings out the humor, such a fun read!!!

on Mar. 26 2015 at 2:36 am
Lysander PLATINUM, Bangalore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I slay.

gr8 poem!!!!!!!!!!

xG4RY GOLD said...
on Oct. 26 2013 at 11:12 pm
xG4RY GOLD, East Falmouth, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"The shorter it is, the more well said it is."

This was a great sonnet and a great idea haha

xG4RY GOLD said...
on Oct. 26 2013 at 11:11 pm
xG4RY GOLD, East Falmouth, Massachusetts
19 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The shorter it is, the more well said it is."

You seem like someone who appretiates a good sonnet, Please if you'd be so kind as to look at mine, I work very hard and would appretiate it. :)

on Jan. 28 2013 at 7:34 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

This was too good. Marvellous. Brilliant. Love this poem. The rhyme fits ever so perfectly. Plus the satire is beautfiul...

on Nov. 3 2012 at 8:14 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

You're very talented. (:

on Aug. 7 2012 at 1:16 pm
TMarie42 SILVER, Orland, California
7 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
Pulvis et umbra sumus.

Utterly brilliant! Plus, sonnets, even blank sonnets, are ridicuously hard to write. I applaud you!

on Jun. 6 2012 at 11:23 pm
Cameandgonesmarty ELITE, North Vancouver, Other
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Genius. Fricking Genius

on Mar. 6 2012 at 4:42 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1401 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Well it was funny~

on Dec. 9 2011 at 8:02 am
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 articles 0 photos 155 comments

Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

Suck up much? Either way, it is funny and I'm glad you got into the magazine. Just hope this doesn't inflate the editors' heads too much.

SongSparrow said...
on Nov. 17 2011 at 4:09 pm
SongSparrow, Evanston, Illinois
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As someone already said, this is not a sonnet, but it is funny and (although this wasn't your doing)  rather ironic.

on Sep. 18 2011 at 5:33 pm
AlwaysDanceInTheRain SILVER, Sidney, Nebraska
8 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everything happens for a reason.

Desperate much...?

on Jun. 9 2011 at 12:47 am
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
41 articles 0 photos 650 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

this is published in the mag? well... congrats.. wish granted :)

on Jun. 1 2011 at 11:08 am
enkrbffs SILVER, Waco, Texas
8 articles 1 photo 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
I wish I could remember the specific wording but here goes:

Art is not art if you know how it ends before you begin.

This was very humorous! good job

on May. 9 2011 at 2:35 pm
Allthegoodnamesaretaken BRONZE, OKC, Oklahoma
4 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. -Tupac

lol thanks :)

on May. 9 2011 at 2:30 am
bluesky0728 SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
8 articles 0 photos 107 comments

Hold me still, don't worry, I think the same thing all the time! ;)

And allthegoodnamesaretaken, so true! And I love your username ;)


on May. 5 2011 at 3:19 pm
Allthegoodnamesaretaken BRONZE, OKC, Oklahoma
4 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. -Tupac

Lol its funny how us teens cant do anything without thinking anout facebook.

Malsie8 GOLD said...
on Apr. 20 2011 at 1:23 am
Malsie8 GOLD, Placentia, California
12 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"
-Lord of the Rings

half of the poems in the "sonnet" sections don't follow the rules of a sonnet, get over it.

Malsie8 GOLD said...
on Apr. 20 2011 at 1:21 am
Malsie8 GOLD, Placentia, California
12 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"
-Lord of the Rings

How long does it take to be published by teen ink anyways??? :O




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