Pixels & Pages

Calling all creative teens! Send us your best poetry, stories, and artwork! Accepted entries will be featured on this page, with a chance to be published in Pixels & Pages, our annual Teen Magazine! Submit your work at any MCPL location, or online at www.mcpl.us/teenzone/publishing.
DECEMBER 29, 2011
Sensuality

Her lips on my neck
Her hands roaming my body
I know this isn't me
I know this isn't what my heart craves
But it's my addiction
I want to feel wanted
I need to be loved
But I'm afraid
I'm afraid this won't be love
It will be lust
A craving for touch
For outward feeling
Just to know we're alive
Just to know we haven't lost the battle yet
We'll feel the pleasure
And the orgasmic pain
But once the feelings become less new
when we get used to the things being done
We'll no longer feel
We'll go back to being numb
Go back to feeling like there is no escape
And we'll slowly grow apart
Or drop eachother instantly
Soon we'll forget the other existed
We'll both be all alone
Again

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DECEMBER 29, 2011
When I heard a Young Girl Crying

When I heard a young girl crying
I never realized it was me
Outside on the school steps, crying
I sit so silently
The peers of my past pass right on by
As if I\'m no more visible than air
Proving to me--no one cares
May a single person delay their day to help me be okay
My ever-flowing trail of tears might just halt
And my heart might still be complete
But I was left alone to my one true friend
The ever forgiving wind
Her soft arms pulling me into a sweet embrace
Blocking the pain from getting in
Outside on the school steps, crying
I sit so silently
To my right is a memorial service
With a flowered frame surrouding me
A single girl with skin as white as snow
Kneels before the display
Her dark clothes absorb the tears she\'s trying to hide
Only I can see how she hurts inside
When I heard a young girl crying
I never realized it was because of me
The one time someone cares
I\'m incapable of being there

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DECEMBER 22, 2011
Rawr

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Categories: 2011Visual ArtTeen Publishing Project

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DECEMBER 12, 2011
Searching For The Solution
Ashamed of what I need
The consequences too great
My world coming unbound
The relief is so inviting
It can't be found out
the way people see it
afraid of their reactions
The invisible scars come
It's an addiction
It doesn't solve the problem
It can't be the solution
It won't be the savior
It could be the breaker
It's a secret hidden
Afraid of what they think
It fills my mind full of hate
There is no answer to what this may do

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DECEMBER 12, 2011
Broken Inside
We’re all just broken inside
We’re all just wasting our time
We’re all just losing our lives
We’re all just losing our minds
We’re all just trying to find something to keep us alive
We’re all just hurting tonight
We’re all just wishing for life
We’re all just wondering why
We’re all just dying tonight

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DECEMBER 12, 2011
Meaningless
We are all searching
Searching for meaning
Something that makes our lives worth living
Something that rescues us from ourselves
This life has no meaning
This life has no passion
What if we don't find what we need
Does that make our life meaningless
Are we just going to fade away
Will the lost ever get found
Will the broken ever be fixed
Are the tears ever going to dry
Will the sad eyes ever be noticed
Will we stop faking smiles
Will we show our bruises
Will we show our scars
Will anyone care?

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