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

August 23, 2010
People will always expect you to take life as you plummet further and further into its chaotic flow
They expect you to take its punches
getting harder

They think you can stay strong
And you try
And you fool them
You stay standing even when you're about to
b r e a k
Responsibilities? you have plenty
You do them for your family
The ones you love
And for what?
What about you?
Do they value you as much as you value them?
Maybe, but do they know you?
About your demons
Your battles
The reasons you never cry in front of other people
No, and you don't tell them
They have their own problems
The ones you always try and fix
So you'll
And fight
And try
Try not to end everything
You'll keep going
That what they say about that which does not kill you
Can only make you STRONGER

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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rquigley11 said...
Apr. 26, 2016 at 7:48 am
I loved how you incorporated your own life and struggles into your writing. It makes your writing sound more meaningful and has more emotion. Keep up the work
Poetry2Love said...
May 20, 2013 at 12:24 pm
Did you get "what doesn't kill yuou makes you stronger" from Kelly Clarkson song " what doesn't kill makes you (stronger)?
aliveonink said...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 9:23 pm

I love It! the quote at the end "that which does not kill you makes you stronger' is 1 of my favorit quotes.

great job!:)


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