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From the Teens of Washington County, MD
Updated: 2 hours 9 min ago

You Can’t Tell

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 08:16

By Dahlia, Staff Writer


You are confused when I can’t say no

Yet can’t remember how you got upset just a couple minutes ago

When you guilt tripped me when I said ‘maybe’ 

And you drive me crazy

With your lies, with your words that you don’t actually mean

And your misplaced memories that have fallen between

My dreams and my reality


You don’t know why I always apologize

As if you can’t remember from just last sunrise

When you hurt me, when you made me feel pain

Then you blamed me for everything but the rain

And you drive me crazy

With your supposed heartfelt words that seem rehearsed

And your flowers and truth that seem coerced 

From that angel on your shoulder telling you “you’re not to blame”


You don’t know why I cry if you raise your voice

As if you can’t remember your last rejoice

When you laughed as I cried, when you yelled down at me

Then you called me weak as if you’re the queen bee

And you drive me crazy

With your lack of tears that only seem to show in public at a funeral

And your only emotion is the usual

Anger and betrayal and something I didn’t do

Teen Artwork: “Untitled”

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 08:11


Follow the artist on Instagram @quoy_fish_arts

Where I Come From

Thu, 04/16/2020 - 08:45

By MJ Maheu, Staff Writer


I come from an old brick house that’s from the 1800s

The place is old but it is my safe place, my humble abode

I come from a place where faith is strong, with God as my Shepherd I can’t go wrong

Love shows me how my parents love me and my brother but especially each other

I come from a place where music runs free, it runs through my mind

Never leaving me, its sound echoing

Teen Artwork: “Done at Exactly 3:46 in the Morning”

Thu, 04/16/2020 - 08:39

“Done at Exactly 3:46 in the Morning”

Follow the artist on Instagram @loser_lux

That Isn’t Me

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 08:53

By Lizzie Messer, Staff Writer


Behind my smiles a hurting heart.

Behind my laugh I’m falling apart.

Look closely at me and you will see

The girl I am…

Isn’t Me…

Teen Artwork: “Flowers in Shade”

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 08:49

“Flowers in Shade”

By MJ Maheu, Staff Artist

Teen Artwork: “Untitled”

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 08:42


By Cat Ehmer, Staff Artist

A Striving for Acceptance

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 08:38

by The Delirious Sapphic, Staff Writer


A glacial river of hurt,

Seeping into your heart,

Shrouding you in a blanket of suffering.


The feeling of your heart being crushed slowly,

When you realize your best friend is your worst enemy,

That you will never be accepted for who you are,

Because you are different.


Society expects too much of you,

You just want to be you.

Desperate to be accepted for who you are.

But humanity is cruel.


You cry for hours,

Wondering what’s wrong with you,

Finally realizing somewhere along the way,

That maybe something’s wrong with humanity itself.


Thu, 03/26/2020 - 08:54

By Sophie Lucas, Staff Writer


6 years I have liked you

5 letters in your name

4 years you liked me back

3 words I want to say

2 ways I could say it

1 time I know won’t work


I thought it was over

That my feelings were through

But no matter where I was I kept thinking of you

My stomach did flips

While my heart burst

Even though I knew you liked someone else


No matter what you are still my friend

We have known each other for too long

Plus you mean to much me

As a friend

And no matter how hard I try to forget

You matter to me as something more


It’s how you are such a dork

You care, but show it in weird ways

You get overly excited over what you love

How you can act tough, but you’re terrified of horror movies

How even if I haven’t seen you in forever you act like we talk every day

I don’t think you ever noticed, I make fun of the people I like to hide how much I care


I won’t say the L word

Because if I say it

It will be true

I will have fallen for you

There  would be no cure

I will have passed 6


Teen artwork – “Untitled”

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 08:18


By Alexandra Chichester, Staff Artist

Teen Artwork: “Static Dreamland”

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 08:45

“Static Dreamland”

Follow the artist on Instagram @ghostietrickster


Thu, 03/19/2020 - 08:00

By apollosbones, Staff Writer


I hear your call,

I hear my name being

questioned above my head,

I hear the music blasting.

I hear my uneven breath.


Yet here I sit; still.

Still on the tile floor,

back pressed against the door,

shaky hands tangled in the bath mat .


The party isn’t over,

I remind myself that

I’m wanted in a place

I don’t want to be.


Baby, you should know

that you are the one

who doesn’t want yourself.

Why don’t you want you?


You don’t want you

to be happy, honey

it’s you that doesn’t want

you to thrive.


Take a dive

off the deep end,

love, you’re going

to be alright.