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I Try

September 26, 2019
By Sunflower_Demon PLATINUM, Olathe, Kansas
Sunflower_Demon PLATINUM, Olathe, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud" - Maya Angelou


I wake up to yelling every single day

I get ready while people get in my way


I rush to the bus but damn, I’m too late

Mom yells at me, words filled with hate


I know she loves me, but it’s hard to tell

When all she ever does is yell, yell, yell


I try so hard to be this perfect child

Dad knows this, but mom thinks I’m wild


She needs to accept that I’m growing up

I just need love when things are rough 


Friends are my escape, yet she keeps us apart

It doesn’t help my behavior, just worsens my heart


I try so hard to be the perfect child

I’m not crazy or horrible, just a bit mild


My attitude and anger can go off the rails

I end up hitting and digging at skin with my nails


Maybe there’s something wrong in my head

But at least I don’t think I’m better off dead


I try so hard to be the perfect child

I miss the times when I really smiled


I was happy before all of this came along

I didn’t worry about all that was wrong


But now I’m angry and unhappy with life

I live every day on the edge of a knife


I try so hard to be the perfect child

But I’ll always be like this, unreconciled



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