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Busy bodies
No one can stop
Not even for a single second
Everyone is busy stuck on themselves
JUST STOP
BREATHE
Can’t you hear?
Can’t you listen?
I think I’m going to crash.
Am I alone?
Why is everyone else so perfect?
Is it me?
I try to scream it at the top of my lungs,
“You’re going to overwork yourselves!”
But nothing comes out
There must be an error in my biological system
No one would ever understand
Do I even understand?
Busy bodies
Perfect bodies
I envy the busy bodies
I barely have energy to get up in the morning
They seem to be raging with it
I envy the busy bodies
I envy what they represent joy, happiness
What do I have?
Raging anger
I need to get it out
But no one is listening
They never listen
They’re too busy to even stop
DISAPPOINTMENT
I hear it more than once
I hate busy bodies.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Nikki M. said...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 12:21 am
I feel the same way. Keep writing! You're so good already!!
 
delilah34 said...
Aug. 24, 2009 at 4:32 pm
it is very dip but very good
 
aspiring.author.09 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 24, 2009 at 6:37 am
I am a busy body. And I loved it.
 
ayeBNFx3 said...
Aug. 16, 2009 at 6:37 am
=] very nice =]
 
Sahira T. said...
Aug. 9, 2009 at 3:51 pm
This poem is about the times I had anxiety attacks.
 
Eilina S. said...
Aug. 9, 2009 at 12:05 am
Fast pace, intense and dramatic. It has merely the slightest hint at amateurism. But who cares, to me and almost certainly everyone else it was a masterpeice. Well done.
 
Sahira T. said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 12:08 am
Thank you :)
 
Sahira said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 12:00 am
Thank you :)
 
Midknightrider said...
Jul. 24, 2009 at 4:35 pm
Love it, Awesome, Keep Writing!!!
 
Sirenna G. said...
Jul. 21, 2009 at 12:02 am
The title of this poem is so ENGAGING!!!..GReat poem!!
 
Melinda L. said...
Jul. 16, 2009 at 11:28 pm
That was really good. I liked when you said, "What do I have? Raging anger" Awesome choice of words!
 
Victoria J. said...
Jul. 16, 2009 at 9:11 pm
It is very deep, but very good
 
aussie65 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 11, 2009 at 7:44 pm
wow. very intense
 
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