Second Star to the Right | Teen Ink

Second Star to the Right MAG

October 23, 2013
By SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
36 articles 0 photos 160 comments

Favorite Quote:
For you, a thousand times over.

i am still waiting
for your letter of apology
for not taking me
away from this place
before they tattooed
me with their artwork
seeped into my skin
i cannot remember
whether it was a dream
or not
when i saw you
fly by my window
with another
fairy-dust-sprinkled child
but it doesn't matter now
if you are real
or if the kingdom
where the clock is frozen
ever existed
because i don't
want to stay
this way

The author's comments:

Similar Articles


This article has 9 comments.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Feb. 16 2015 at 9:13 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

How have I not read your work until now? Ugh, madness. I love this twist of a fairy tale. Captivating from start to finish.

on Mar. 4 2014 at 6:34 pm
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

Is this piece alluding to Peter Pan? I love it regardless :)

on Mar. 1 2014 at 3:12 pm
theSunfloweredCrow PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
47 articles 0 photos 66 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky,
Tongue-tied and twisted
Just an earth-bound misfit, I"
~Pink Floyd

"Now is blessed
The rest
remembered "

~Jim Morrison

I love this poem. The imagery, the emotion everything is put together fantastically. GREAT work! I love it!

on Feb. 26 2014 at 7:43 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Great!!! Each word compelling and presses you to move on! Congrats on being published! Its the greatest feeling isnt it! Haha :) keep rockin 

Skyset GOLD said...
on Feb. 2 2014 at 3:03 pm
Skyset GOLD, Goddard, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Use what talents you possess. The Woods would be very quiet if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
--Henry Van Dyke

Oh, this is so amazing! It has such a dream like quality, and I'm just obsessed with those first few lines. Great job. :)

on Jan. 18 2014 at 5:48 pm
SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
36 articles 0 photos 160 comments

Favorite Quote:
For you, a thousand times over.

Thank you so much! That means alot. I cant believe it got into the magazine! My first time too!

on Dec. 13 2013 at 3:59 pm
Princess.Emily BRONZE, Port Townsend, Washington
4 articles 1 photo 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Soccer is not just my game. It's my addiction.

I really liked this piece. You portrayed the emotion wonderfully.

on Nov. 23 2013 at 3:10 am
mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
46 articles 0 photos 183 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am finally colouring inside the lines I live between"

Love this! It hit home for me because ever since i was six I've wanted to be able to go somewhere where the clock was frozen and never have to grow up. :')

on Oct. 27 2013 at 10:40 pm
Ha, just realized who wrote this. Another wonderful poem, Rainy! It feels very lonely and I love the ending. Definitely worthy of the Red Check! :)