Deep Red Valley

February 15, 2012
By APreisler BRONZE, North Tonawanda, New York
APreisler BRONZE, North Tonawanda, New York
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The deep red valley
That's new to my skin
Holds so many secrets
I can no longer keep in

I created that valley
To let all the bad flow out
But that's not all
That this is about

The pain that
I cause myself to feel
Helps me somehow
To feel that i am real

I know that i show
That i am just fine
But i keep inside
The pain in my mind

The past that i hold
Is a very dark place
It's something that
I don't feel i can even face

It's a deep scary forest
With danger at every turn
Each step taken
Causes a concern

And every second
Of every day
Tortures me because
I cant seem to find my way

I'm trapped inside
What people call a mind
And that deep red valley
Is what i make to feel refined

The author's comments:
When I wrote this poem, I was struggling with trying to help people understand me and some of the things that I do. I feel that many teens can read this and connect and maybe realize that there are many ways to try and express to others how they are feeling.

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