October 20, 2009
There are so many thoughts to choose from
So many feelings to sort through
Do we ever really figure ourselves out?
Maybe you tell yourself
That your life is under control
Maybe not thinking about it
Is the only way to make it throught the day
Or maybe
It's just easier to forget

Now what if those walls crumbled
The barriers destroyed
And those thoughts
Those feelings
Came back to you
Flooding your mind

Have you taught yourself how to swim
Or would you be carried away by the current
And drown in your thoughts
Your emotions
Everything you tried to hide
But in the end failed
Faltered behind that well crafted mask

But in the end
Don't we all?
How can we truly think
That something so real
So true
Can be hidden forever?

Those walls will crumble
The barriers will be destroyed
And the flood will come
Have you taught yourself how to swim?

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tangem This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 29, 2011 at 12:02 am

This is deep! It reminds me of a friend I'm worried about... Especially the part about not being able to hold back anymore, the walls breaking down, the flood.

I'd love to have feedback from someone who writes as well as you do. If you get a chance, please take a look at my poetry!

jonas_chick899 said...
May 26, 2010 at 8:49 am
ooomgggg love the ending!!!!!!!!!! the whole thing was fantastic
Aastha`Duggal said...
Dec. 7, 2009 at 10:47 pm
I like this one the best of all your poetry.
whiterosebeauty replied...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 3:45 pm
Thank you =)
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