November 25, 2008
I'm breaking them down,
These walls that kept me in,
Now I come to find,
That they were all too thin.

Like eggshells beneath my toes,
Friends that were really foes.
Secrets kept,
Risks taken,
All the shame I need have forsaken.

I'm opening up my mind,
And trying to explore,
Head held high,
I'll take the floor,
To show the world my face,
No longer hiding,
Nor more disgrace.

Testing my limits,
To a certain degree,
I may trip and stumble,
But I have new-found feet.

Allowing me to stand proud,
As I scream out loud,
I have found now who I am,
So here it is, be ready world,

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NothingButAli This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm
i liked the way you described how your new found freedom was only a breath away, it seems so hard sometimes but its always just within reach. good work keep it up! (: P.S. check me out if you dont mind...
Philip_Hart said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Fantastic writing! I love your beat and your words. I can really tell they came from experience. Keep up the good work. If you could, would you mind critiquing and rating my writing? Thanks so much. :)
ChicaHUHH?! said...
Dec. 11, 2009 at 7:52 am
I know exactly what you mean! This is really good, very heartfelt words. It's a tad depressing at a small degree, but still creative.
Keep writing [:
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