Tears | Teen Ink


April 29, 2009
By Alik_=) SILVER, Rochester, Illinois
Alik_=) SILVER, Rochester, Illinois
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Streak down my face.

I can feel the mask
I wear each day
Washing down my neck.

My eyes,
To the last lash,
Now stand exposed.

I glance out the window.

I see rivulets of water
Streak down
The paneled glass.

I hear the patter
Of water on the roof.

I am blind to the world,
But I can imagine.

I can imagine
the rain
off the spring leaves.

The new life green,
The sand paper bark,
The spongy mud.

I can imagine
Furry tails
Peaking out
For the first time in months.

I can imagine
The sun breaking through the clouds
And people stepping out their doors,
Taking cautious
And Glancing
To the sky.

I bring myself back
And look to the window,
This time,
I see only my reflection.

The matted hair,
The red eyes
Framed with streaks of black.

I realize
My foolishness
For sitting here
When the life I’m missing
Is out there,
Outside that window.

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This article has 4 comments.

on May. 16 2009 at 11:23 pm
lily clayton BRONZE, Bayfield, Colorado
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THats deep. I loved it. Keep on writing hun your great.

Alik_=) SILVER said...
on May. 8 2009 at 9:14 pm
Alik_=) SILVER, Rochester, Illinois
9 articles 0 photos 19 comments
Thanks a lot! I have another version of the poem too for a story I wrote that isn't on the site

on May. 7 2009 at 7:10 pm
MiuBlaze BRONZE, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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Nice! I like it!

on May. 6 2009 at 9:59 pm
morgie7<3 PLATINUM, Tremont, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
~Michael Jordan

ok this is like one of my altime faves i will put it on my favorites list! this is so amazing!