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Graffiti on the Dawn MAG

By Anonymous


Gonna get my living on

Graffiti on the dawn

Although I’ve never drawn


And beautiful women before

There is always a first

Coerced into everything

But the unrehearsed

Lines of true living

Like how the earth made love to the sky

And that’s where you and I

Come from

we arrived

warriors of the steel drum

Never to ask how come

we arrived

this way


Gonna get my living on

Graffiti on the dawn

Though the sun has undergone

The scissors

The amber blade

Laying sunshine in concave graves

Right next to those




Who numbered the days between cafes and the charcoal grays

Of passing away


Where precisely

At dawn

I drew your picture although I’ve never drawn

As a symbol of your carrying on


If only


Could get my living on.

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i love this so much!

Fantastic poem,very nice

adinar SILVER said...
on Nov. 20 2013 at 2:58 pm
adinar SILVER, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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I love this- it would make an amazing song, the wording would fit really nicely to music!

Kiyoko GOLD said...
on Jun. 23 2013 at 10:51 pm
Kiyoko GOLD, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Independence is my happiness, I view things as they are without regard to place or person. My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. - Thomas Paine

I normally have a hard time enjoying rhyming poetry, but this is really nice. Well done!

on May. 5 2013 at 2:17 am
Pareidolia GOLD, Kasilof, Alaska
13 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'll make my way, until the universe can fit inside my heart"

"There is always a first Coerced into everything". Really great. 

aphids77 said...
on Oct. 9 2011 at 9:31 pm
aphids77, Holly Springs, North Carolina
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this is awesome. it really surpasses most of the moderatley good poems in the magazine. this one has personality, imagery, contains deeper meanings and u included a great rhyming pattern that most people would abuse and stretch too far to find words that rhyme.. but u mastered it. WELL DONE. :)

ZoeMi BRONZE said...
on Sep. 16 2009 at 6:40 pm
ZoeMi BRONZE, Wernersville, Pennsylvania
4 articles 7 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Someday I shall become a tree, and the wind will sing in my branches, and the sun will dance on my leaves, and I shall be strong and beautiful through all the seasons.”

Fantastic poem, flows well, simple and sweet imagery... Awesome job, keep writing!