Pieces | Teen Ink


February 3, 2010
By amber_w_17 SILVER, Powell, Tennessee
amber_w_17 SILVER, Powell, Tennessee
7 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
~Willliam Faulkner~

I had everything going for me
The simple things most people
Wish they could have
A place to call home
A real family who cared
I had book smarts
But lacked common sense
I was dealt all the right cards
Just didn't play them right
Although I made mistakes
I was blessed with a second chance
There is nothing I can do
To take back my wrongs
So I have to move on
Show I can do right
What's done is done
I cannot change the past
But what I can do
Is make a better future
Like a broken puzzle
My life may have been in pieces
But I picked them up
And put them back together

The author's comments:
This poem I wrote after I went through some really hard bumps in the road. At the time I thought I couldn't pull my life back together but I found out I just had to try a little harder.

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on Apr. 8 2010 at 5:52 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

I really like this!  Nice job.

on Mar. 23 2010 at 9:02 am
paranomial PLATINUM, Hyderabad, Other
21 articles 0 photos 55 comments
its amazing..ur feelings come out really well...

on Feb. 18 2010 at 10:21 am
AngelForeverBleedingLove DIAMOND, Frederic, Wisconsin
65 articles 3 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
You say you don't remember,
But I will never forget

I like this, it's really nice. Great job!


on Feb. 16 2010 at 3:08 pm
wordnerd54 SILVER, Sparta, New Jersey
6 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

This is good! Maybe try to use more figurative language than literal statements, like the lines, "I was dealt all the right cards/ Just didn't play them right." If you make all of the lines more of that speed, it will be great!