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I stand
hands in fists
nails digging into skin
teeth gritted
Inhaling, but not having the strength
the will
the power
to exhale.
Can't let out emotions that way
I can't
breathe.
Can't move to cover my eyes
Shield my insides from the world.
Can't move to place my head
in my hands.
Let it fall there,
and never bring it back up.
I just stand there
my insides burning to ash
Burning from rage
From being terrified
From me.
I am insane.
Reaching a point people call
Insanity.
Don't notice anyhing around me
Can't determine if my eyes are open
I see what God wants me to see
I don't have the strength to wince.
To wince at this terrible world
This world God calls
My world.
Insanity is brought upon me like a blanket
Covering every part of my body
Until nothing
is sane.
And I just stand there
hands in fists
nails digging into skin
teeth gritted
not breathing
Slowly
Slowly going insane.





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Starlite said...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm
i had a time were i did these things and my world stopped moving and began to skip time ahead all at once. so i know were this was but then i found my timepiece and he always helps me keep the universe sane i hope everyone will find their timepiece, too.
 
Susie M. said...
Oct. 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm
this is so well-written! i cannot even express my emotions for this -- thats how amazing this is!
 
A shy dove J. said...
Oct. 7, 2010 at 9:32 am
Nice work! I love the way you express your feelings. Such small lines and yet a large wave of feelings!!!!!!
 
wind.and.rain.again said...
Sept. 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm
this is really well written. the imagery is vivid and it leaves me with this picture of insanity which is a really important and great thing for a poem to do. never stop writing!
 
thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm
thanks! i don't plan to(:
 
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