My fate entwined with imprisoning walls
punished so drearily, for my sake!
A plethora of droning words
with wisdom dripping so soundly,
sliding past my deafened ears.
I untie my mind and wander free
through lying windows, afar i see
a flying world of colours untouched
as many miles away as my time to clutch . . .
Lian Chen was born in Hong Kong and is 16 years old. Lian’s poem “Far Away” was among the top judges choices in our recent Teen Media Expo.