stranger | Teen Ink


May 13, 2008
By Anonymous

She's an outsider life's never met
Inside her mind no forgive or forget
She keeps her identity locked up inside
Inside her shadow is where she will hide
She'd really like to meet herself get to know life
Inside her troubled mind lives a darkened strife
Her sillhouetted image lies within the stone
The wall starts to crumble the sillhouette is gone
Captive in a low bitter air
She looks for her shadow but it isnt there
Her mind wanders freely her shadow it seeks
Little by little her identity sinks
Into the darkness back into the stone
Up above the darkness her shadow wanders alone
She starts to disappear her lonely mind cages her
Typical day in the life of a stranger

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This article has 18 comments.

on Aug. 21 2009 at 1:33 pm
theheartthatbleedsthecolorsofquietchaos GOLD, Atlanta, Georgia
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i like it. read mine 2?

Kiana_M BRONZE said...
on Aug. 14 2009 at 5:55 pm
Kiana_M BRONZE, Miami, Florida
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I really like this one, a lot =)

I don't understand why it's last on the list.

Keep writing, you're wonderful.

Read my latest poem, I'm 13 too :)

- Kiana

on Aug. 5 2009 at 1:30 pm
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

I love this poem! -Why in the world do people find it so hard to believe ur only 13? I was writing stuff like this and about love all the time when i was only 12- i kinda miss those days. I'm 14 now and i think i wrote better when i was younger :) It was less confusing. Anyway, i really do like this. You're gonna be one of the best writers one of these days if you keep with it! Could u check out some of mine please?

on Jul. 31 2009 at 11:50 pm
wnafeelweightless19 BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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wow you're only 13! ha and you're way better than me. i also have a poem named stranger, which is how i cam across yours. but they're very different.check it out!

on Jun. 22 2009 at 9:29 pm
Lost-In-Life GOLD, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
It's never to late, if it weren't for the last minute many things would never get done!

Very interesting poem. I like how the ending explained it all. Very well described.

on May. 30 2009 at 1:42 am
imperfection GOLD, Gilroy, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Dream as though you'll live forever, live as though you'll die today."
~James Dean (1931-1955), American Motion Picture Actor, symbol of rebellion

Wow, very good... is it about you??

Another good poem for everybody is at this link:

Copy and paste and read the poem! Please leave comments and vote.

on May. 19 2009 at 11:22 pm
Girl_In_Blue GOLD, Chanhassen, Minnesota
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As I read this poem, I felt the rhythm pulsing through my body. I could see this stranger, and how she acted. This is splendid poetry. Very well done. Keep writing.

Jaquie BRONZE said...
on May. 9 2009 at 2:24 pm
Jaquie BRONZE, West Palm Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
This is certainly one of my favorites: "I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes." -2 Samuel 6:22

Wow. That was amazing. Not only your imagery, but also your conveyance of the feelings. The words you used made me tingle inside with the possibilities. Yet the meaning remained so ambiguous, it left it open for our own thoughts and experiences to manipulate it. Fantastic job. Keep writing.

Gob bless,


on May. 5 2009 at 7:27 pm
nxexnxaxj BRONZE, Leominster, Massachusetts
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this is amazin =]

chec out my stuff?

on May. 2 2009 at 9:31 pm
Goodness gracious! Beautiful! I love the words that you used and I read it aloud to myself and the poem flows! Wow. By now you're probably fourteen cause this is 2009 but goodness! Write! What will come out of your awesome imagination, I am exicted to know.

When I was thirteen my poems were . . . okay but yours is brilliant! Compliment!

on Mar. 7 2009 at 10:49 pm
Poetrywritter BRONZE, Seneca, South Carolina
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this is good, not just for your age. i love the way you opened it up.

anomalei said...
on Feb. 8 2009 at 3:34 pm
there's a good rhythm to this... good ideas, and i love it.

very very excellant for being 13! that's about when i started writing. and i felt about the same that you did... don't worry; everything will get better. it does.

miss.bliss1 said...
on Dec. 18 2008 at 8:28 pm
I disagree with Wolfie. There will always be pepole who don't like you weather your being yourself or not. But then again there will always be peopole who WILL like you if your yourself. What I'm trying to say is dont be scared to be yourself even if some pepole (who are idiot's by the way) don't like you.

DaretoDream said...
on Dec. 6 2008 at 5:58 pm
Very powerfuly and incredibly truthful about so many people. Your talent is amazing, especially at your age.

Wolfie said...
on Oct. 20 2008 at 4:54 am
thats good. is it about u? are u the stranger? if so i kno how u feel. bacause i was an outsider for many years. but when u do find ureself u can come out and just be ure self and dont think of wat the others say. just tell ure self that u like ure self for who u are and then ppl will start to like u.

on Oct. 19 2008 at 4:19 pm
Loved how you opened your poem. Gives you a feeling of understanding awareness and a suprising thoughtfulness. Keep on writing, as your skills grow, so will your publicity.

miss.bliss1 said...
on Aug. 24 2008 at 11:40 pm
Wow..cant belive your only 13. That's a very good poem.