June 16, 2008
You wouldn’t turn their way,
At anything they’d do,
But something caught your eye,
They showed their world to you,

At first you were unsure,
But soon you didn’t care,
Even trying the things,
You were told to beware,

Brushing away all doubt,
You let yourself give in,
The new ways grew sweeter,
Complete with thoughtless sin,

But all you knew faded,
Friends left you behind,
Your old life fell away,
Joy no longer shined,

To have this broken life,
You gave up everything,
A chance at happiness,
Was what it failed to bring,

Hungering for this sin,
You wanted it to stop,
Yet, temptation won,
All hope began to drop,

Bounded by its shackles,
Struggling to break free,
A mere slave to this life,
Is what you came to be.

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Dani320 said...
Jun. 22, 2010 at 10:51 pm
Wow... This is truly a great piece. It's powerful and it speaks the truth.
AmyLove This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 28, 2010 at 9:32 am
I like this, really good work
Becka W said...
Nov. 13, 2009 at 7:06 pm
Wow, it turned out really well, despite the whole "bounded" thing
Esther J. said...
Aug. 12, 2008 at 11:20 pm
a powerful poem. It shook me!! Great work.
Isabel said...
Aug. 4, 2008 at 9:24 pm
Danielle, nice poem very impressive... Best of luck! Isabel~
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