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Ink Bleeds Through

November 2, 2011
By Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

Spirals of cursive ink,
Bleed across the page,
For the first time in weeks,
You feel a smile lift your face.
Your ocean of regret,
Now turned to a sea of rage,
A valley of fish,
Fill this once empty cage.

You don’t have to do anything,
Just sit back and relax,
Lean forward in a fervor,
Raise your pen as if it’s an axe.
Smile to yourself,
As bodies fill the turf,
If it turns out you don’t like it,
You can always clear away the dirt.

Pick up a fresh piece of paper,
An unblemished plot of earth,
The words are all there now,
Their meanings yours to discern,
Just remember to be careful,
Watch what you choose.
Always be careful,

Because ink bleeds through.

The author's comments:
This is really about becoming lost in something you are passionate about... for me it's writing.

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This article has 17 comments.

on Dec. 18 2012 at 6:44 pm
thatgirl99 BRONZE, Darien, Connecticut
4 articles 0 photos 16 comments
The poem conveys beautiful visual images through your descriptive word choice.  Simply wonderful poetry!

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 15 2012 at 8:51 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 722 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Great! Nice imagery. Fantastic job! Please read,rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!

on Mar. 18 2012 at 1:07 pm
Belluna45 PLATINUM, Shelbyville, Kentucky
31 articles 0 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Look after my heart- I've left it with you."
-Stephenie Meyer (Eclipse (Twilight #3))
"Either write something worth reading or do something wor
th writing."
-Benjamin Franklin
"A dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest."
-Johnny Depp

is really cool i love the descripition and what is means :) it is so awesome :)

on Mar. 5 2012 at 12:08 pm
AngelForeverBleedingLove DIAMOND, Frederic, Wisconsin
65 articles 3 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
You say you don't remember,
But I will never forget

This is really creative and deep! It really captivates the feeling of being passionate about what you're writing. You are a very talented writer, keep writing!


on Feb. 17 2012 at 10:11 am
Push2Death GOLD, Palmdle, California
10 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Doubt Me

this is really great keep writing you have a talent

Kinzi GOLD said...
on Feb. 11 2012 at 3:34 am
Kinzi GOLD, Cairo, Other
11 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” -Mother Teresa

This was awesome! "Your ocean of regret Now turned to a sea of rage" Powerfully written! And it reads well. Great job!!!

on Feb. 3 2012 at 10:24 am
Adrienne321 GOLD, Campbell, California
14 articles 0 photos 4 comments
Absolutely lovely. I understand, intimately.

on Jan. 10 2012 at 1:34 pm
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
83 articles 23 photos 232 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."

~Luara Moncur

agrred...for me its soccer and writing! ill hafta remember this!

Ranea GOLD said...
on Jan. 7 2012 at 10:23 pm
Ranea GOLD, Elkhart, Indiana
18 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It can always be worse, so put on a happy face and laugh!" (my own quote) &
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words may scar my soul."

wicked poem and i totally get it cause i feel the same way with my singing and writing, keep up the good work

on Jan. 5 2012 at 7:24 am
HoloWise PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
22 articles 0 photos 27 comments
Wow, this is really a wonderful poem. I never thought about these things. This is really good.

Jessah GOLD said...
on Dec. 26 2011 at 8:47 pm
Jessah GOLD, Westbrook, Maine
11 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again.”

Nicholas Sparks

This is simply amazing. I don't know any other way to explain it.

on Dec. 25 2011 at 3:53 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

I really dig this. Very lyrical. Its lucid and resonant. Good stuff!

on Dec. 21 2011 at 11:47 pm
Anonymous_7 SILVER, Branson, Missouri
6 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
-The only time you can get away with murder is when writing a book!

OOOOOhhh this was awesome!!! It makes me want to go write something! it flow well and is very inspiring. Great Job!!!

on Dec. 17 2011 at 4:12 pm
inkblot13 PLATINUM, Auburn, New York
41 articles 1 photo 160 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If I knew where poems came from, I'd go there"

- Michael Langley, 'Staying Alive'

This is incredible! 5 put of 5 stars most definately!

on Dec. 4 2011 at 1:27 pm
SweetPolarBearHugs PLATINUM, New York, New York
27 articles 0 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All conflict in literature is, in its simplest form, a struggle between good and evil." - unknown author.
"All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream." - Edgar Allan Poe

I love this!:D You could really relate to it. It brings inspiration to the reader, to incourage them to pick up a pen and step into their own world. Great job:D

on Dec. 3 2011 at 12:46 pm
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
1 article 0 photos 273 comments

Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

Wow! I can totally relate to this poem. Great work!
Please check out my first poem on teenink. Would appreciate it :) 

Loftus GOLD said...
on Nov. 27 2011 at 8:27 pm
Loftus GOLD, Ocoee, Florida
11 articles 1 photo 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where you'll go." -Dr. Seuss

Seriously this poem is KILLER!! LOVE THIS!