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Poetry By Teens: 'You' And 'You Linger Here'

12/23/2011 06:31 pm 18:31:51

This is a regular column featuring original fiction and poetry by and for high school students, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for young people.

You

you live life to the fullest
and still
you fall.
tumbling
taking the fast lane
crashing
diving
everytime I see you
new bruises
new gashes
Why don't you let me help you?
Why not?
is it because
you're pride won't let you
you're too proud to admit
that you need help
tumbling
crashing down
a bird
with no wings
a poem
with no words
incomplete
broken.
life in the fast lane.
is that all you dream of?
do you not ever dream
of being free?
let me help you
before you're too far gone.

but no,
it's too late
you're gone
tumbling
in an endless
spiraling
freefall.

Goodbye.
Why?
Why?
. . . . why?

- Emily Smythe

You Linger Here

The wind whispers in my ears
in that velvet voice of yours.
I hear you call my name
and confirm her worst fears.

I can still feel your touch
as soft as silk, upon my cheek.
Your eyelashes fluttering as you
kiss my neck. I love you so much.

The tingle of your breath lingers
on the back of my nape.
As you stand behind, arms around my waist
While I intertwine our fingers.

The wind whispers in my ears,
and reminds me of a better time.
When you and I could have each other
but now all I have left are the tears.

- Heidi Hudson

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