Lullaby | Teen Ink


May 17, 2013
By readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

I’m so sorry that I woke you up
trying to move my hand from underneath your head.
I know you’re grumpy and you need to rest,
so just surrender yourself to slumber, I guess.

Though you sleep, I stay awake
watching you toss and turn.
Sorry my hand isn’t comfortable under your head,
and my shoulders and spine don’t make the best bed.

The world is too cruel for your tender, wiser soul,
young people like me are meant to be broken.
When we are older, we can sleep and leave
reality, become blissfully dull and naïve.

I won’t try to show you life,
It wouldn’t meet the standards set by your dreams.
I’ve tried to wake you up before,
But you just mumble at me, turn around, and snore.

My uncertainty can be your pillow,
My repentance can be your sheets,
And you can keep sleeping as I silently suffer
The world is cruel, I’ll be your buffer.

You never open your eyes anyway,
So fall asleep at my expense, again
You ignorant fool
For only I know
That the world

The author's comments:
...wish I could think of a better title...

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on May. 27 2013 at 12:52 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Hey there! I don't read your work as often as I should, I didn't in the past anyways, but now I check every so often for new work and today was my lucky day when I found this. I loved the title, though you'd like a new one. And maybe I enjoy it because recently I have been writing lullabies for a friend of mine whom I am writing a novel with. But, after reading this I see why you'd like a new title. I like the picture, it seems to go very well with the poem. The grumpiness of the picture and the grumpiness of the person you speak of in the poem. I really enjoyed this. I loved the set-up, it was much different from most poems I have read. And I love the way you rhyme in this poem, it's also different from most poems. I like the simplicity of the poem, but the deeper meaning it builds up to. You really did a great job and I hope that more people will find this and really enjoy reading it the way I did. Great job! And it's okay if you don't have time, but I have a new poem up called 'The Dance of the Souls' and I would love to hear your thoughts on it. (: