Tears | Teen Ink


October 20, 2009
By Verifonix SILVER, Kew Gardens, New York
Verifonix SILVER, Kew Gardens, New York
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Favorite Quote:
" If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done."
--Ludwig Wittgenstein

Rain fell that night
a light, drizzling rain
There was a type of peace
that I couldn't explain

The parents I hated
were no longer here
Then shouldn't I be happy
and ready to cheer?

I hated them so much
They caused me endless grief
But how come nothing feels right
and I don't sense relief

That night I sat there
pondering what's wrong
and asking myself,
is this where i belong?

And then the fake smile
turned to a frown
and i could see tears,
trickling down

My parents, now
I don't hate them anymore
and i suddenly recall
the smiles they once wore

Their annoyance seemed
to have disappeared
and being alone
is now what I fear

But it was too late
They won't return,
and this is the truth
I now have to learn

The author's comments:
This poem is to reflect on how we would feel if the parents we take for granted aren't here anymore.

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on Feb. 6 2012 at 2:46 pm
Sammy817 BRONZE, Fort Worth, Texas
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You can't break what is already broken

Wow...... i love it!

on Feb. 6 2012 at 2:36 pm
Molmanch1296 BRONZE, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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This really hits home! This shows a lot of emotions and your rhymes are clever.

on Feb. 6 2012 at 2:26 pm
maryismyname BRONZE, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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good rhyming scheme! it all really flows, great word choice and tone. this piece really shows emotion in a relatable way

on Apr. 4 2011 at 12:32 pm
CrystalMarie GOLD, Steubenville, Ohio
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This is really good. It makes me think and see that maybe having parents isnt so bad. No matter how much you hate them. I loved it keep up the good work. It also made me want to cry.

on Oct. 10 2010 at 8:23 pm
tears4you BRONZE, Newark, Delaware
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MY NAMe IS TEAR!!! haha ik tht pretty weird but i really love your work here it's fantastic. this poem was very heartfelt. it really touched me.

on Mar. 4 2010 at 5:31 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.

Wow, this is fantastic! Your poem flowed seamlessly together and your message leaped out from the page- so sad and sweet, but making me think :)