“Jerk”

admin    April 20, 2011

Photo credit: Colton D., Lubbock, TX

I love your voice,
your soft brown hair.
I love your eyes
and love your stare.

I love your laugh,
your cocky smirk,
your stupid jokes.
You precious jerk,

you know I do.
I want my hands
all through your hair
each treasured strand.

I’m wrapped around
your finger still.
Am I yet yours?
Your love does kill

the things I hold
so close to me
and yet you’re the
best jerk I see.

By Christina, Clifton, VA

Teen Ink, one of our favorite magazines, has a wonderful poetry section.  The poem above, entitled “Jerk” is one of their most talked about poems.  What do you think of it?  Remind you of anyone you know?