Atlas This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

November 13, 2009
Crushed like a tin can
The world flattened me
Under the weight of expectations,
Mine and others,
I am cut off
Not from others
But from myself.
My soul is unconnected
I no longer feel trust or happiness
My mind, cold and alone,
Is shutting down
Destroyed by a virus.
The virus of life
I want to be freed
From my unlife
I want to feel warmth
Am I cold-blooded?
Should I let the ice water
Out of my veins?
I am not Atlas
I cannot hold up the sky
I can barely hold up my head
Who can help me hold on,
If not onto my world,
Then on my sanity?
My world is crumbling,
My sky is falling
And I don't have the strength
To hold myself together

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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sunnyandsugar This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm
wow, that was truly amazing, i'd love to get your opinion on my work
 
MusicPhreak_13' said...
Nov. 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I love this poem. It's incredibly articulate and does a wonderful job with conveying emotions.

Great  job!! (:

 
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