August 31, 2009
I'm at war with my own emotions.
I'm also at war with my mind.
Despite knowing this
Foolishly I try
To out-think my opponent
And use the weaknesses
Of my opponent
Against them.
But the opponent is me.
So much for strategy.
I find that this battle inside my head
Is constantly taking over.
And confusion.
Or wrong?
Or no?
Stay silent?
Speak up?
In the mean time
While procrastinating over
Or tomorrow?
The day has already passed.
I am living in the past.
Getting caught up with the future
Leads me astray.
I fall behind
In life
Because I am questioning
And doing so
Wastes time.
And time
Is everything.
Thus I am lost
In my thoughts.
Therefore I am losing
To my feelings
That control
The pace of my healing.
Head vs. heart
Perpetually tearing me apart.
Limb from limb
I crumble.
In this fast-paced world
I stumble
And tumble
And scrape my knees
And people on the streets pass
Ignoring my pleas.
And no one knows how
And no one knows why
And every minute I live
Ticks by.
And every second I live.
And every second I die.

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Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 15, 2010 at 2:32 pm
this is really good. i especially like the ending, where the rhyming lines up but then goes a little off-kilter. very nice work.
artmusiclit_chic replied...
Apr. 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm
Thanks for the comments everyone! It is much appreciated.
Merttchyne F. said...
Sept. 12, 2009 at 7:24 pm
Woow...that was nice
blingblang4eva said...
Sept. 8, 2009 at 6:06 pm
gr8 poem. i can totally relate. i like the short lines. its gives a fas tn to the point rhythum
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