Reality | Teen Ink


October 20, 2011
By Dancing4Jesus BRONZE, Oceanside, California
Dancing4Jesus BRONZE, Oceanside, California
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I want to see a fairytale without a happy ending,

To tell me the facts and truth about the life we're living,

To tell me what happens sometimes in the face of adversity,

To show me that sometimes for a good guy, there is defeat,

And that the bad guys often win,

Play with your heart, your mind, takeover, and run for President,

So as a child I can learn ahead of time that the world is cold,

That the bravest of brave and the boldest of the bold,

Get scared too, and have no clue what to do,

I want to see a movie without them happy, both Mom and dad,

So its not so sad when daddy takes off in that yellow cab,

Never turns around to say goodbye, and day n' night all Mommy does is cry,

To tell me that sometimes Mommy won't be the same,

When daddy's at his friend Nina's house, so much shame,

That sometimes the Nina's of the world have no clue,

That daddy has wife at home and a baby too,

To tell me that sometimes daddy's aren't around to protect,

That every month for 18 years you will just see daddy's name on that check,

And all of that neglect, will carry on and live with you,

And you feel like there's nothing that you can do,

I want to see a sunrise with a sun that doesn't shine.

To tell me that sometimes, the sun won't shine

That you can't always expect the light to come to day,

To tell me that sometimes darkness is all you see, hear, or say,

And everyday that passes, somebody dies,

People who are close will weep and cry,

To tell me that the saddest thing happens to some of those lives,

That some of those spirits will never again see the Son shine,

And that all those "good times"

Cost them a lifetime...

Our Reality

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on Oct. 17 2012 at 9:55 pm
Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelou

I agree. There will always be hard times, and we try to put the idea of loss and grief on the back burner until it explodes. You wrote this poem very well and addressed this problem with a story.

on Jan. 5 2012 at 5:30 pm
silentpeacock BRONZE, Whitney, Texas
1 article 1 photo 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
all it takes is all youve got

wow thats really good. i love how you branched off, but still went back to the topic. very pretty :*)

luvbebe said...
on Dec. 12 2011 at 5:31 pm

i like it and i can really connect


on Dec. 12 2011 at 5:23 pm
Dancing4Jesus BRONZE, Oceanside, California
4 articles 0 photos 5 comments
Thank you so much ! and no problem, I'll check it out right now!

on Dec. 10 2011 at 6:08 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
1 article 0 photos 273 comments

Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

wow! incredible poem. The daddy-mommy-nice part is really sad, you brought it out well. Keep posting (:"
Check out my poem "Ghosts of the Past" and rate/comment? Would really appreciate it.

on Dec. 3 2011 at 4:42 pm
Traceyacey GOLD, Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Dont you ever let a soul in the world tell you you cant be exactly who you are. -lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is so fn awesome she supports us emotionally everyday cause your on the right track baby you were born this way.

agreed!!! this is amazing

on Nov. 22 2011 at 3:50 pm
MadelineG BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

Wow, that's so good! I'm a huge fan of poetry, and your poem really spoke to me. We're doing a project in school where we have to bring in a poem that inspires us. Do you mind if I use yours? Again, great job, and keep writing!

on Nov. 18 2011 at 11:37 am
Paramour13 GOLD, Morris, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
When life leaves us blind, Love keeps us kind.

Wow. This is so true, it definitely spoke to me!