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And... Cut

July 23, 2010
By DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

How is it
That I manage
To ruin everything
In a
Single night?

Maybe not
But screaming at a dog
Because I’m mad at my dad
And making the dog sulk
(I didn’t even know dogs
COULD sulk)
And making the neighbors think
I ’m insane
Pretty bad.

And maybe not
But my dad’s mad,
My dog’s sad,
And my neighbors
Think I’m a freak.
That’s a lot.

If I was in
A movie,
This would be the time
The director cues
The inspiring music.
It I was in
A movie,
Now would be
the cue
For the best friend
To come
And encourage me
To work at my dreams.
But this is reality.
And all my dreams
Have been
And squashed
Like a bug.

(No movie
is complete without
sound effects).

The author's comments:
This is a poem that I wrote to reflect on some of life’s uncertainties and difficulties. This poem is meant to be relatable to everybody.

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This article has 2 comments.

Luthi3n GOLD said...
on Sep. 27 2022 at 9:51 pm
Luthi3n GOLD, Doriath, Minnesota
13 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer is a world trapped inside a person." —Victor Hugo

This is so good and it is really relatable! I can definitely understand the feeling of every small problem adding up and feeling enormous. And I like the humorous tone that appears sometimes, too

on Sep. 14 2010 at 4:36 pm
__horizon133 PLATINUM, Portage, Michigan
26 articles 0 photos 231 comments

Favorite Quote:
"laugh, and the world laughs with you. laugh hysterically, and for no apparent reason, and they will leave you alone." anonymous

ha! i like the way you ended this. what would a movie be without inspirational music and sound effects? reall life, maybe. keep writing.