Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Wishing this was all a lie...

I wish this was all a lie
Your voice wasn’t as loud
And my face wasn’t as red
For all of this to just burn up
Like the fires in the woods
Spreading my sadness
At miles a second
On jets that fly through the sky
The air whispering why we are really mad
But no one really will listen
Because who cares that we’re hurting
And who cares that we cry
Who cares that each breathe
Is filled with toxic waste
Acid rain washing away my tears
My face melting away
Maybe then you won’t see me
The faces I make
The scars I hide with thick eyeliner
And enough mascara to trace lines
Of every tear
The path to my hatred
The one you seem to love to travel on
Your car making clouds of smoke
Clouding my vision from the truth
No wonder I fail
No wonder I do everything wrong
But as much as I want to blame you
I will blame everything else
It’s the trees fault for wilting
The birds fault for dying
It’s the earths fault for breaking apart
Before finally I loose site of the fact
That it’s my fault
I am the one who drives my car
Making gas that wilts the tree
I am the one that lets my cat starve
Making it eat the bird
I am the one that doesn’t recycle
That wastes water
That isn’t resource preserving
I am the reason I am suffocating
So it is my fault
But how much blame can one person take
So I wish this was all a lie
That you weren’t screaming so loud
That my face wasn’t as red
And there was peace



Join the Discussion

This article has 1 comment. Post your own now!

Lonleydandy said...
Jul. 15, 2009 at 7:41 pm
WOW....really good!!! Some of my poems are somewhat similar to this, but this one is really good. I just read the title, and knew that it was going to be good!!!
 
Site Feedback