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

April 26, 2010
By , Winter Springs, FL
Troubled minds mean troubled eyes
Mean false smiles and soft cries
Decisions so hard they make your bones weep
Or sorrow within when your word won't keep
When you're so lost in apathy you've forgotten to feel
When your heart is hurt so bad it refuses to heal
Just think for a moment you might live to see another day
That when the sun comes up the troubles won't stay
Then find strength somewhere to give it a try
'Cause you're far too lovely to sit here and cry
And if all else fails, please, don't digress
Even with a few mistakes your life isn't worth any less
Stiff upper lip and tough it all out
And try not to cry and try not to pout
‘Cause you're brave. Believe it or not
And there are a lot of people who care an awful lot
So lay down your razor and let your skin alone
Don't let it taste blood and don't let it feel bone
For there is someone somewhere who will hold you, I'm sure
And let their arms and their eyes be depression's cure
And if you start to feel your life slip away from you
Try and take it all back as so few tend to do
And then always remember that at the end of it all
I'll be first one to catch you as you start to fall

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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Lexie96 said...
Oct. 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm
This is so beautiful, and very inspirational. I love the line "and try to take it back as so few do", that is brilliance; sheer brilliance. Congradulations on getting into the print magazine, and if you could spare some time and check out my poem I would be honored! Please and thanks!
AmandaElizabeth said...
Oct. 28, 2011 at 8:32 am
Tis is amazing, very touching. <3
sparkofheart said...
May 15, 2010 at 3:26 pm
i loved it this was beautiful...:)
lissa227 replied...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 9:31 pm
i love this!
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