The Agora Theater This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

     Loud silence and heavy breathing
Sweat and water cool the heating.
Cigarettes and cherry cigars
Fill the weakened lungs of ours.
The lights dim and the place stands still,
Waiting for the final thrill.
The spotlight shines upon the hearing
Of the first note softly nearing.
The curtains rise and out appear
The band that we all endear.
And as they play the melodic song
The enraptured audience sings along.
Following with every note
That the singer slowly chokes
Out of his mouth and to the ears
Of the seduced crowd who only hears
A soft sung ballad played just for them
And nothing feels the same again.
All the guilt and pain and suffering
Of the teenage drama hovering
Disperses to somewhere far away
And rapturous nirvana is here to stay.

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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Lily">This 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...
Jan. 16 at 11:01 pm
i love this so much! said...
May 5, 2017 at 3:05 am
Very nice
Riley79 said...
Jan. 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm
That was written beautifully! And it had a nice flow.
Mickayy10.18.11<3 said...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm
beautifuly written!! i loved how when i read this i could relate! keep up the good work...
Lexie96 said...
Oct. 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm
This writing is beyond beautiful... way beyond. It's amazing, the word choice is spectacular, and the spacing perfect. Great read, check out mine sometime?
josephinelouise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:42 am
Beautiful writing and exemplary word usage
Milo! said...
Mar. 24, 2010 at 9:31 pm
This is a great poem because it's something we can all relate to at one point or another.
You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.
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