An unknown Killer

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All the big companies are in it for only one reason, money
You don't realize it but it's killing you, Honey.
Why does anyone ever start?
Peer pressure? Just to fit in? Stress?
There is no benefit the truth is its just not smart.

They said it was fine, it gives you good felling
Whether it's feeling cool or high, it's a sense of healing
Your only young once and everyone wants to be accepted
You can be the smarter one or the one that gives in
Because as you grow older, its what you expected

We all get in situations where we don't know what to do
So think of the right thing to do for just a second or two
We've all seen the warnings, which we choose to ignore
You've said to yourself it will be fine and it won't happen to me
So stop and think before you end up begging for just one more

So sit and think about the one life you get
Before you begin something you regret
You have nothing to gain but everything to lose,
Such as confidence, trust, self respect and health
But odds are that if you start smoking, you won't be looking so hot!





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dot.! said...
Mar. 2, 2009 at 3:39 am
its really good!! i love it! but the ending is just kinda...blah. i think you should go for a more powerful last line. but seriously i loved it! keep it up! check out my poem too please!! its TeenInk.com/raw/Poetry/article/86470/Somewhere-Away/ thanks!!
 
xjustlistenx said...
Mar. 1, 2009 at 6:17 am
you have good points but i think it needs a better flow to it u have a great thing going for you it just needs work :D
 
jellyinthesky said...
Mar. 1, 2009 at 9:52 am
the killer is known. we just keep him hidden. no one wants to look truth in the face. it's blinding.
 
ElizabethS. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm
You've got a good thing going here, but it still needs quite a bit of work.
 
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