August 31, 2010
Have you ever heard feelings scrape against the chalkboard?
Loud and painful, bringing tears to your eyes.
All you want is for everything to be better.
You cry for those feelings.
Dragged across the chalkboard by someone you thought you could trust.
You scream for the wordless feelings.
Desperately want them to be understood.
How can everyone not see this torture before them?
You told yourself you could trust him.
He’s different you said.
Try telling yourself that now.
As he drags your feelings and throws them.
Like they’re nothing.
Freedom, adrenaline, hatred.
Pounds through your veins.
You scream, not for your feelings.
For yourself.
You take a stand.
You leave your feelings.
(for him)
You leave them there and run.
Run from the unfairness.
The jealousy.
The anger.
The wrong.
You run to something better.
Something that you deserve.
You run and run.
No longer coping. (Why should you?)
You’ve left your feelings.
And grabbed some new ones.
These new feelings will not be wasted.
On boys.
And love.
You will use these new
On all the right things.
Feelings should be handled with care.
They are fragile and delicate.
They need to be in reliable hands.
Never those of a careless lowlife jerk.
Choose who you give your feelings to.
And never let them be dragged across
The chalkboard of life.

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ElijahN said...
Nov. 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm
this is VERY creative!!
ellyn-bo-bellyn replied...
Nov. 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm
Thank you. This was a very fun one to write! :>
elisianicole101 said...
Oct. 1, 2010 at 10:11 am
Ellen!! I love it it is truely beautiful!!! ♥ya gurl!!
alanacarlene said...
Sept. 30, 2010 at 7:55 pm
Ellyn Cannon? If it is hey! Alana here and we MISS YOU! this was indeed very beautiful! "The chalkboard of life." I love that!!!! :) grrrrreat! poem!
ellyn-bo-bellyn_2014 replied...
Oct. 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

Aw! I totally miss you guys too! :'(

thanks! I definitely need to check out some of your stuff. I hear its pretty awesome! :)

alanacarlene replied...
Oct. 2, 2010 at 11:49 am
:) haha that'd be great if you checked out some of my stuff! Ima check out some more of your stuff too! You're a really talented writer!!! :D
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm
Wow Ellyn. AMAZING imagery and great overall piece. The feeling and passion is SO there, and it has a great flow and message. Keep writing - you're awesome :)
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