Why? | Teen Ink


March 11, 2009
By FreddyLevenson GOLD, Stamford, Connecticut
FreddyLevenson GOLD, Stamford, Connecticut
10 articles 1 photo 1 comment

' Starting here, what do you want to remember?'
The picture in your pocket of someone you knew,
Who left you high and dry?
The pocket watch you got for your birthday
So you should always know what time it is?

The atlas you got so you should never be lost again?
How your shoulders sag whenever you hear the song?
The only song,

Or the slight limp in your walk,
When you go to town, bearing the load of your eternal pain?

Why should you live in the past?
Dwell on things that shouldn't have been.
And comfort yourself by reading
And come back to the first line

'Starting here, what do you want to remember?...'

The author's comments:
Inspired by William Stafford's "You reading this, be ready"

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This article has 3 comments.

on Apr. 9 2010 at 10:43 pm
kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
28 articles 10 photos 365 comments
This is pretty good! I really like it, it's very evocative.

Ian_S. GOLD said...
on Mar. 29 2009 at 6:12 pm
Ian_S. GOLD, Chappaqua, New York
12 articles 9 photos 8 comments
Freddy, I love this poem! It is amazing...It really made me think...It's completely true as well! One of your best pieces yet...Congratulations...you earned it :)

Ian S. said...
on Mar. 29 2009 at 6:04 pm
Nice job freddy!! Congratulations on getting published in the magazine...Just wondering: did you submit your piece online or through the mail...email me immediately! I'd really like to know...congratulations! (again)