Sailing | Teen Ink


November 25, 2012
By soppie626 SILVER, Oshawa, Other
soppie626 SILVER, Oshawa, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Never use while sleeping ~Instructions on Conair hair dryer

on a raft
down a stream
away from reality
away from me.

With me is you
but I'm getting farther away
and with me and you is everyone.
waving me away
watching me leave
with dry eyes
even though you know I'm not coming back.

I clutch at ropes
trying to fill my empty sails
but all the air in the world
couldn't turn me around.


The wheel can only steer away.
My compass stays fast on south.
But everyone is north
moving east
sliding west.

I want to find you.
I'm looking in earnest,
but i don't think you are looking back.
I don't think you want to be found.

I'm alone
on an empty boat.
Broken compass.
Empty sails.
On an unwavering course
to where I want to be
where I'm terrified to be.

I'm surrounded by people
sticking sorely in a crowd
where no one is you
no one is any of you
and I'm all alone.

The author's comments:
It was really hard for me, going to university. So this is about losing my friends and not really knowing if we would stay in touch.

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on Dec. 1 2012 at 2:09 pm
JasmineRose SILVER, Bay Port, Michigan
9 articles 29 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
No expectations, no disappointments.

Great way to describe that kind of situation!