Youth | Teen Ink


February 9, 2012
By TamarZiff PLATINUM, Caracas, Other
TamarZiff PLATINUM, Caracas, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The most important fact about life is: It Goes On - Robert Frost

Youth is wasted on the young
We self destruct
Slowly but steadily
Like soil on riverbanks
Carried, washed away
By the waters of our foolishness.
We light a match within ourselves
The flame is bright and beautiful
Sparking countless implosions
As organs go dark
Lights out
Windows fading into blackness.
We are smart enough to know better
Do better
Step on the right track and stay there
Straight metal beams directing us
Chugging along, smoothly, assuredly.
We are smart enough
But too stupid
Too careless
Too proud of ourselves, our mighty youth
Like Superman—
One day
Old, riddled with the
Pock-marks of time,
We will curse youth
The false promise of forever
Like smoke from a cigarette—
Once white,
Now black as night.

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