Feelings | Teen Ink


August 15, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.

Oh, as the night closes in,

we turn on the crockpots of our minds

with Brazillian dreams

of tulip trees and coffeepot skies

free of fear.

Days tighten

like a Christmas caroler’s icy raincoat.

Days loosen

like a penguin on tranquilizers.

My life is a wooden penguin

that the homeless people in California

bow down to.

I feel as unanchored

as a rag doll.

I feel helpless

and sad.

The author's comments:

This is a prequel to my poem "Vague Feelings."

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on Aug. 29 2021 at 8:11 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

i duunno abt prequel, its already pretty vague.

on Aug. 17 2021 at 2:43 pm
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
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Favorite Quote:
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson

I like this