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You decorate your body with cuts and stain it red.
You burden your self with problems you've made up in your head.
You weep and pitch and say the world is mocking your despair.
You were too blind to notice but; I was there.

You say you're all alone in life, and block your eyes and ears.
I watch as people try to help but you drown them out with tears.
I see the pain you're going through; I truly understand.
But in the end you always push away my helping hand.

I see the mask you're wearing, like a coward in disguise.
Running from a monster deep-seated in your lies.
You say you hate yourself and everyone hates you.
I guess I am a nobody; a ghost; a person that's see-through.

I see a friend who's disappeared behind a selfish wall.
Blinded by lies the world has told her, deaf to my pleading calls.
I see a person wrapped up in themselves,dying for affection.
And one day you will; and not see, you had my full attention.



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Nella.Girl97This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 16 at 12:25 pm:
This is amazingly good! Wow! True and fitting!
 
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PrometheanThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 16 at 12:16 pm:
very very constructive work. Good job mate. 
 
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Harri said...
Apr. 16 at 12:11 pm:
Thank you so much. I understand what you mean about the last verse, but I don't know anyway yo fix it. Thank you again!
 
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Kat_PoetryThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 15 at 10:17 pm:
I like this. I like this a lot. It reminds me of an issue I deal with myself. If I had to criticize on think I would say that the last stanza doesnt flow as well as the others. But I did really enjoy this poem, keep up the good work!
 
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RosalynneThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 12 at 5:36 pm:
Love and hate it... Wow...
 
Harri replied...
Mar. 12 at 6:13 pm :
Hate it? Why?
 
RosalynneThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Mar. 13 at 12:17 pm :
Oh because I am a cutter. 
 
Harri replied...
Mar. 13 at 6:48 pm :
Oh, so you hate it because you see what cutting does to others?
 
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dreamcatcher77 said...
Mar. 10 at 4:07 pm:
WOW. THIS IS SO AMAZING! I know exacly what you're going through! I've written a poem similar to how you're feeling, wow so good! keep it up:))
 
Harri replied...
Mar. 10 at 4:17 pm :
Thank you so much! I actually didn't write this about myself...It is all fictional..(: 
 
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justmesimplyuniqueThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 10 at 7:57 am:
i like the emotion you place in this , it shows what others cant see or dont want to see..... keep up the good work!
 
Harri replied...
Mar. 10 at 8:07 am :
Thank you, Unique!! That is nice of you to say!
 
justmesimplyuniqueThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Mar. 10 at 11:50 am :
np Harri :)  
 
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