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Someone to Save Me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

When you say it will be all right,
do you mean it?
Or are you just trying to calm my fears?
When I cry on your shoulder with you ­holding me tight …
is it to console me,
or simply to stop the tears?
When you tell me how much you care …
what are you hiding behind your eyes?
All the memories we share …
are they real or are they lies?
You help me through the little things, broken hearts and tears, but some intentions seem unclear.
Sure, you say you'll always be there –
you say that now.
But if I were to stand on a cliff,
or a bridge,
poised, ready to jump,
what would you do?
Run for someone else to help?
Or hold my hand and help me through ­without harm?
No more cause for alarm?
Every ill-intention gone,
because someone to save me
is what I needed all along?

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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BeanzoinalinThis 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...
Jan. 22 at 2:08 pm:
This is beautiful. Simple but SO realtable. Thank you for putting my thoughts into words the way I could never.
 
_insertnamehere_This 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...
Jan. 22 at 2:10 pm :
You are so right. This is beautifully written, as said below. I love this piece!
 
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Katherineloe said...
Nov. 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm:
This is beautifully written.
 
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Lexie96 said...
Nov. 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm:

You have created such a beautiful and relatable poem and it is absolutely no surprise to me that it got put into the magazine. It deserves to be there, and also I love the way the insecurities are laced so effortlessly into the poem... great work. Truly.

Think you could spare some time and check out my stuff, please?

 
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12MELODY said...
Oct. 20, 2010 at 9:38 am:
i really loved your poem and i can relate to you. i feel like everything in my life has come tumbling down. it is a really good poem and you are a good writer yourself.. love ya
 
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goodgollie45 said...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm:
Kassy we ♥ you!!!
 
KassyElizabeth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm :
LOL. Thank You Molly =]
 
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babigerl1194 said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 7:16 pm:
truthfull?
 
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