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Forever MAG

May 1, 2009
By Allegra SILVER, Seattle, Washington
Allegra SILVER, Seattle, Washington
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Forever is an empty promise
A man once made to a woman
Long ago under the sun's setting rays
And since then it has remained

A fancy hope that an earthly paradise
Will survive the earthquakes
The thunderstorms
The twisters
The destruction of time

Forever is just a word made up
And tied to a string around your heart
Pulling it along
And then one day the string frays
And snaps
Leaving you completely unattached

Forever was just a warm dream
And a cold nightmare
Then I glanced up into your eyes
So, how do I handle
The timeless lie?

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on Jan. 8 2012 at 3:31 am
Missundrstoodx2, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"You never know what it enough until you know what is more than enough."

I, too, have been wrestling with this concept of "forever." the meaning of words that hold such supposed weight...the 'i love you forevers,' and you bring me so much comfort with this poem. you make bold claims, that it is an empty promise, a word made up, an empty expectation, a lie, giving such life to a word as if it is living, a creature, something real, as people make it out to be. your thought process is slightly pessimistic here, something I can relate to, and I appreciate your diction very much. thank you

on Apr. 9 2011 at 1:47 pm
3moh3art11639 SILVER, Fayetteville, North Carolina
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wow! never looked at it that way, you opened my eyes!

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Dec. 25 2010 at 2:11 pm
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
17 articles 5 photos 339 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

So so so true!

DeannaAnn GOLD said...
on Dec. 25 2010 at 1:54 pm
DeannaAnn GOLD, Moorseville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
The greatest thing youll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. -Moulin Rouge

absolutely love it

on May. 10 2009 at 4:04 am
blackamethyst GOLD, Centerville, Ohio
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how do you feel about "always"? just wondering. it's a good poem but i really like the idea of "forever" and i dont feel like it's empty

EdytD SILVER said...
on May. 10 2009 at 2:25 am
EdytD SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
6 articles 0 photos 258 comments
Nice! I love how you end with a question. Great comparisons!

on May. 10 2009 at 1:19 am
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
26 articles 0 photos 493 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

LOVE IT! So flowing and emotional, so true. This is an amazing poem.