Arts & Culture

Words Fail Me

the shadow of the pen falls

the pen touches the paper

as ink flows out.

words.

an indescribable expression.

something concrete,

yet so abstract.

a shadow clouds my mind as a thought enters.

thoughts. feelings. emotions.

words.

a multitude of ramblings

so jumbled in my brain.

suffocating.

sinking.

feeling.

still breathing.

words.

the ability to:

enlighten your soul

make your cheeks red

get your hands all clammy

mouth–all of a sudden mute.

words.

they pack a punch

they skip a beat

they put a smile on a face

they break one’s heart

words are power.

try as i might,

words fail me

there have been times

when ink did not flow

and thoughts just could not flow. out.

i say to myself,

“how can this be?

words, please come to me!”

yet they remained–

stuck. inside.

what am i to do?

words.

the indescribable expression.

buried in the uttermost parts of my heart

trapped. within.

 

About the Author:

Name: Anna Leong

Age: 18

How long have you been apart of TPS? I have been taking TPS classes for two years.

I have been taking TPS classes for two years.

 

What classes are you taking with TPS this year? This year I am taking AP Art History with Mrs. Beachler and College Psychology with Dr. Bridges.

This year I am taking AP Art History with Mrs. Beachler and College Psychology with Dr. Bridges.

 

What are a few of your hobbies?

I enjoy expressing myself through the gift of words, music, and art. In my free time, you will probably find me reading a book, writing, playing piano, viola, singing, or dabbling in some kind of art.

 

6 Comments

  1. Nice. I like it. (:

  2. What a beautiful piece…so artistically crafted. I love it. (This is the Hannah Lin you’ve met before, btw 🙂

  3. Great job Anna!