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I need some medication to fix this
infection that grows inside of me
meaning, the sadness that blooms
inside my chest at one am when
nobody is awake to hear me whisper
that I am lonely.

I need a pill to compromise this
feeling inside that it's okay to
open my own skin like I'm trying to
dissect what is wrong and right
within my blood.

I need a shot to take down the
feelings that make me frown
quite often, often enough
to keep me from friends
and school and normal
things in life.

I need a hit to slow down the
drumming beating in my chest
at 90 miles per hour meaning,
I am not okay and I don't know if
I can be.

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BeeFish This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 29, 2013 at 6:31 am
You really expressed your emotions, which was great, but you should work on the flow of your poetry. It felt a bit choppy. Otherwise, good.
kyli3katThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 29, 2013 at 8:42 am
each stanza should be read as a sentence. sorry the format throws you off a bit on that. does that make is sound better? please let me know. I love constructive criticism!
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