The Reader | Teen Ink

The Reader

March 13, 2015
By SerendipitousWonderland GOLD, East Brunswick, New Jersey
SerendipitousWonderland GOLD, East Brunswick, New Jersey
12 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"That was the day she made herself the promise to live more from intention and less from habit."
-Amy Rubin Flett

All the words she's read before,

are hidden in her eyes,

take care not to trust her lips,

for all they tell are lies,

her feet are tapping to the tune,

of stories deep within,

and her ears will listen only for,

the songs from where she's been,

she gulps down books and poetry,

still craving more and more,

when it seems she drank too much,

then from her eyes it poured,

she knows how to live, you see,

it shows right in her eyes,

for every word that she has read,

has filled her up inside.


The author's comments:

Words impact us.

Sometimes in big ways...

But sometimes, in small ways, too.

And those are what matter the most.

Similar Articles


This article has 1 comment.

on Mar. 15 2015 at 10:39 pm
Allen. PLATINUM, Palo Alto, California
32 articles 9 photos 525 comments

Favorite Quote:
[i]No matter how much people try to put you down or make you think other things about yourself, the only person you can trust about who you really are is you[/i] -Crusher-P

This is very relatable, even as a guy. You've done a good job communicating what readers are like and I commend you for that. Again, I don't think the signature is necessary, but that's just me.