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Below is the poem entitled TEENAGE DREAMS which was written by poet Brian Strand. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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in the rye-
rides a one trick

Tribute inspired by the news  J D Salinger died last week.He captured the mind of teenagers 
before the term was invented in the 50's

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  1. Date: 2/3/2010 5:47:00 PM
    nice tribute

  1. Date: 2/2/2010 8:15:00 AM
    A great tribute to a famous author at his death. Thank you for your comments Brian and your contests to keep us writing. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 1:27:00 PM
    I really liked this one from you, Brian. I actually never read this book for some reason. But that LONG Lord of the Rings trilogy sure did make our HS reading list (in the day)!! I know Salinger was a big influence! Great job. Andrea

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 11:58:00 AM
    Hi Brian.. just to let u know just received the book in today's mail.. thankxxx so very much... will begin reading it this evening.. luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 9:12:00 AM
    Not familiar with this person but will look him up. Keep the educational writes coming. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work. Sara

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 8:38:00 AM
    Brian, Sad about his death... Glad about your inspired cinqku... Your astuteness impresses me. I always enjoy reading your work. (Thank you for your kind comments on my work.) Respectfully, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 8:04:00 AM
    Salinger was a great writter and more kids should read catcher and the rye a true classic by a deeply private writer great job Brain And im more than glad to read a tribute to JD great write

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 6:58:00 AM
    Yes....what an amazing one trick pony....which left an impression on young readers for many decades. Wonderful descripting and dedication. ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 5:53:00 AM
    Nice tribute poem to a brilliant book... luv your title too.. enjoyed.. luv.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 4:07:00 AM
    I loved that book..... I like this form.....:JP]