SPEAK | Teen Ink


December 22, 2009
By Shelby-Lyn SILVER, Oil City, Pennsylvania
Shelby-Lyn SILVER, Oil City, Pennsylvania
5 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
all i need is the air i breathe

A cold night, the frigid wind blows.
Down the hallway a window slams shut.
Chilled with fear but soaked with sweat
I lay awake with thoughts screaming, beating,
dancing wildly dying to get out.
I look at the clock it is but 3 am,
Two more hours until daylight breaks,
120 minutes of salvation.
Will this day bring what formerly I’ve gone through?
Can it possibly unleash another hellish horror?
A day like the one before?
Will my thoughts be kept in
and my talents left unnoticed?
Again will I be pushed aside as I walk
against the crowd?
No wait!
Today I could be sovereign,
Full of confidence.
Today, I might speak my mind

The author's comments:
I wrote this as I was having an anxiety attack accually and it eased it alot.

Similar Articles


This article has 2 comments.

on Apr. 12 2010 at 6:04 pm
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
22 articles 0 photos 281 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

awesomee work. ur realllly talented.

on Jan. 23 2010 at 11:45 am
sasssgirrrl22 PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
29 articles 0 photos 267 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Giving up is not a part of my vocabulary."
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
"Truth be told I miss ya, truth be told I'm lying."

wow. luv it. awesome job. amazing wording

Parkland Speaks

Smith Summer

Wellesley Summer