Fortitude | Teen Ink


February 14, 2011
By SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 658 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

This torrid place,
Incessant burn—
Long for cessation.

Climbing a tor
To reach fortitude,
I am azygous—alone.

Who be sufficient
To cool my pain
Without demur?

Pedant, I am
End up suff’ring teen
And disparage myself.

Cessation not given,
Not taken;
Yet perseverance granted.

The author's comments:
The 'suff'ring teen' part, in a dictionary, would be definition 1, I believe. The definition that doesn't include age. #20 hundred themes.

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This article has 4 comments.

cookiegirl said...
on Aug. 29 2011 at 4:57 am
Wow. You're vocab is amazing:) Great work.

on Apr. 25 2011 at 10:09 pm
P03tryPunk BRONZE, Delray Beach, Florida
3 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. -Plato

I like the poem but couldn't understand it 1st time i read it lol...i had 2 go look up all those pretty vocab words lol thank you for enhancing my vocabulary lol and great work as always!!

on Mar. 11 2011 at 10:48 pm
lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
40 articles 5 photos 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live Life Like A Party That Never Ends

This is really good! I like your writing style. You have a really nice vocabulary too, I might add. I keep rereading the line "Who be sufficient." I can't decide how I feel about it. Other than that, this is amazing. Nice job :)

on Mar. 11 2011 at 7:24 am
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 487 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

I love the use of words in this, it gives it such a suffering feel.