Take My Life

April 21, 2009
By camille_1441 PLATINUM, Westerville, Ohio
camille_1441 PLATINUM, Westerville, Ohio
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Inspired by Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why

My dear child,
I cradled you when the rest of the world
wasn't home,
and you felt so alone.
I watched you cry,
looking in the mirror,
wiping away your tears,
hiding from your fears.
I was here,
to hold your broken soul
in my hands,
limp and in the dark,
a lifeless ghost.
I have been holding on,
when you needed me the most.
You were wrong,
to swallow all those poisons,
life itself was death to you.
And I knew,
that you needed someone other than I,
to keep you from the want and need to fly,
with all the whitist snow
and painted wings
I gave it all to you,
I gave it everything.
And now our faces pressed agsinst the glass,
your breath is fogging up the window pane,
and I'm crying as I watch you slip away.
My dear child,
I'm gonna miss the way you smiled,
but soon enough forever we will part,
your soul flying above your lifeless heart,
and i will watch you leave the world you knew,
no one cared for us but me and you.

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by a book I read about a girl who commited suicide. She talks about the reasons she took her life through a set of audio tapes that she sends through the mail to the people she feels have a part in her death. There is a poem in the book that she wrote where she uses a boy and her mom to describe the way she feels about herself so in my poem it sounds like a friend or parent is watching their daughter die but the whole time it's the girl watching herself die.

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Anj16 GOLD said...
on Sep. 25 2009 at 10:15 pm
Anj16 GOLD, Eagan, Minnesota
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it's so sad when you watch yourself slowly slip away. When you lose yourself, your own convictions, and your own reasons. Good poem

EdytD SILVER said...
on Sep. 6 2009 at 3:46 pm
EdytD SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
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Great job! This is a very emotional piece, and I think it's fascinating how you write almost, to yourself. (Or, rather, the narrator is speaking to him/herself.) Nice!

tor10jax GOLD said...
on Sep. 5 2009 at 8:46 pm
tor10jax GOLD, Livingston, New Jersey
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I love poem and you picked the perfect title. Good job! Would you mind looking at some of my writing? Thanks!

Keep writing!

on Jun. 22 2009 at 6:47 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

I think you did an excellent job on bringing the girl into your piece. I loved reading this one and it has a nice flow. Great job!

amyxu said...
on Jun. 15 2009 at 7:05 pm
Wow this is amazing. So far, it's my favorite one of yours. It's so meditative and thought-provoking, yet not in an in-your-face kind of way. I like all the imagery used to convey emotion. Good job!!!

on May. 30 2009 at 11:35 pm
AshleyAngel7 PLATINUM, Cincinnati, Ohio
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GoldenD BRONZE said...
on May. 14 2009 at 10:28 pm
GoldenD BRONZE, Livingston, New Jersey
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I really like it, it really tells about feelings. I like the way it leaves a feeling of understanding and sympathy. It also seems like you put some of yourself into it as well; how you feel abut life and how sometimes, you feel alone in the world. I once felt alone, so this poem is meaninful to me.

Danibaby3293 said...
on May. 12 2009 at 1:58 pm
OMG!!! this is the best poem i have ever read it was so sad but it makes me think of life excperiances your an amazing writer!!

on May. 10 2009 at 6:23 pm
camille_1441 PLATINUM, Westerville, Ohio
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comments and feedback are appreciated! thanks for reading.

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