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The Carousel

Its not like I can stop,
I can’t just leave it all behind,
I know I can’t tell anybody,
but I can’t get it off my mind,

I haunts me like a ghost,
hangs over me like a storm,
but somehow you can’t see it,
beneath this act that I perform.

I’m such a hypocrite,
a liar, a horrible friend,
but I’m too scared to tell you,
scared our friendship will end.

We’re going in circles,
my life’s become a carousel,
I want so badly to just get off,
to escape this living hell.



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Mandy22 said...
Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:03 am:
So metaphoric! I love it!
 
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Elizabeth-of-rohan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm:
wow. so good!
 
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hails1997 said...
Sept. 10, 2012 at 3:58 pm:
Wonderful poem! So relatable.
 
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shark said...
Jul. 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm:
I can totaly relate to this. This had always been my life. this is a amzing poem i love it because it speaks to me.
 
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LunaIsNotHere said...
Jun. 27, 2012 at 7:18 pm:
This is my life summed up in a poem! Thanks for sharing, and I could totally relate!
 
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BlackClouds1 said...
May 1, 2012 at 8:02 am:
I really liked your poem! It had a lot of great rhythm and similies. I really liked the "It haunts me like a ghost" simile. Keep writing!
 
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Lexie96 said...
Nov. 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm:

I really like this and I love the metaphor of life to a carousel... great poem and the emotions are displayed amazingly.

Check out my work if you get the chance?

 
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savetheplanet said...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm:
wow, i'm speechless, this is really good, i can feel the heartbreak just reading it.
 
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inkers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 21, 2011 at 11:22 pm:
Very powerful! I could feel your emotion.
 
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madbunnymonique said...
May 10, 2011 at 7:13 pm:
Really deep really good!!!
 
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ontheroad2 said...
Apr. 23, 2011 at 8:02 pm:
unbelievable! i wish i had this in me, maybe i will find it like you have!
 
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sunnyhunny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 11, 2011 at 8:05 pm:
I really like how you didn't just flat out tell the reader every detail.  It makes the poem so much more powerful!
 
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justsmileanddance said...
Dec. 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm:
this was amazing!!! perfectly written!!!
 
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QTpie711 said...
Oct. 17, 2010 at 10:41 am:
this is great!!! i love rhyming poems!!!
 
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Ariel323 said...
Oct. 7, 2010 at 3:44 pm:
Wow this is amazing!
 
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pnkninja11 said...
Sept. 3, 2010 at 7:41 am:
I think we all experience this at least once through out our lifetime. We are afraid to tell our friends because we are scared they won't like us anymore. I never really resolved my situation and kept it quiet but that was a terrible feeling to keep it inside.
 
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bluemagnet22 said...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 12:31 pm:
I love how the title completes your poem...it gives you chills. It def captures the essense of living a lie! Amazing! If you have a chance, check out my work sometime?
 
hbananabread93 replied...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm :
Thank you so much and I will check out your work now! :D
 
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PaolaC. said...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 3:18 pm:

So true! ;)

Read my work if you get a chance, please.

 
hbananabread93 replied...
Jul. 30, 2010 at 5:52 pm :
Thank you! And I will get right on that!
 
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