Tyler Howat

The Teenagers - Poem by Tyler Howat

It is our cruel fate
To be in a world filled with excessively fertile
People. These sad times of late
Make some wish to close in like a turtle.

But there is no light
Shining through the overwhelming
Darkness. People with faces so bright,
All they do is stare, but they don't see.

In summer they all recline on decks,
All nature seems to be harmonious.
The young men, they daydream of sex
While the girls are completely oblivious.

The dim flicker of hope is haunting,
It's fading light is somewhat daunting.

Comments about The Teenagers by Tyler Howat

  • (1/9/2009 12:11:00 PM)

    hi i dont mean to be rude but why would u compare us teenagers as turtles... if u knew anything about us teenagers u would not be compaing us to damn turtle.. come on i know u can do better! (Report) Reply

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  • (7/24/2006 12:52:00 PM)

    I like this Tyler. A pretty bleak picture of the world...rightly so though. (I doubt girls are as oblivious as the guys think) Nice work. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • (7/23/2006 10:00:00 PM)

    A 'puzzle' poem? You have a very good command of this free verse thingy.
    BUT, I would take the apostrophe out of the last line (we Krauts are very picky) .
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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 21, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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