Tunnel Vision

February 5, 2017
By MandaRiddick BRONZE, Abington, Massachusetts
MandaRiddick BRONZE, Abington, Massachusetts
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Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
In this black and white world all I see is darkness,
The world cast in shadow
And I can’t seem to find the light
to guide me out.
I’m seeing in tunnel vision

My life revolves around survival, not happiness
The light that once was there has blown out,
Will I ever see it again?
I fear what might be said about me
I’m seeing in tunnel vision

I stare blankly into the near distance
The reason, unknown for I have lost hope
My life is in shambles and I don’t know what to do
I must wear a mask, be someone I’m not
I’m seeing in tunnel vision

I feel alone in the midst of a crowd
I don’t feel black nor white-
For I am gray
The light is narrowing; I can’t see myself
I’m seeing in tunnel vision

I’m stressed, depressed, and a mess
My mind doesn’t think it possible to move on
The tunnel seems to be getting longer, and the light dimmer
I will try as hard as possible to keep living
I just can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.

The author's comments:

I am a 14 year old 9th grader who attends Abington High School. I have had an interest in creative writing since I was able to read and write. I currently play on the girls basketball team for the Abington High School. I was involved in Peer Leaders in 8th grade where I assisted around my town. I plans to attend PCC (Project Contemporary Competitiveness) in summer 2017, in which one of the classes I will be taking is creative writing. I hope to continue writing a lot in the future.

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