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   Once I tried to write a book,

But I could not find the words.

Once I tried to sing a song,

But my voice could not be heard.

Once I tried to find a friend,

But no one could be found.

Once I looked inside myself

And saw where I was bound.

A desert of isolation

Lay there in my path.

Emptiness, desertion

Were my aftermath.

A lonely conclusion

I forced myself to see -

Love and kindness

Would never be shown to me.

So no matter what I try,

I will always fail

With society as my captor,

And life as my jail.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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