The Fairy Tales This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Make believe the fairy tales
They are locked inside your head
Make believe that you’re okay
Or make believe you’re dead
Go throughout your day
Think what you want to think
Notice things
Notice life
Even if you are behind yourself
Hide in the mask
Hide in the dark
Hide yourself with smiles
Until you get by yourself
Release the scared child
Your true self
No more lies
You know who you are
So come out
Please don’t hide
You can do it

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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sarah98 said...
Apr. 28, 2013 at 10:10 am
pretty good, i like it. keep writing!
Chaday1911 said...
Mar. 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm
I love it!
mimibby said...
Mar. 28, 2010 at 4:20 pm
this peom inspired me 2 be now. thank you for writing thi peom it changed my whole life around. i am now 2 this site but i readly loved this peom that u wrote. :) ;)
lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 10, 2009 at 3:52 pm
I like the flow of this piece. The end "You can do it", it would probably be best if you left that part out. It sounds so much better without it. It's a great piece though, but its just a suggestion.
BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm
I love"you can do it". the first thing I read was "you can do it". that's all the encouragement right there for mimibby. good stuff. really good stuff.
Day said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 4:06 pm
I think it could be better, but other than that I like it.
lemon[ness] said...
Nov. 17, 2008 at 9:25 pm
Your a good writer, this has a lot of feeling. If its how you feel and from your heart, i hope you feel better :: and if its from your head, your very creative. --BRAVO! either way.
the candy man said...
Nov. 17, 2008 at 6:27 pm
I am utterly speechless.
Sunshinegurlygurl said...
Sept. 17, 2008 at 9:18 pm
i love that poem! :)
mirra13 said...
Sept. 17, 2008 at 8:46 pm
wow. that was beautiful. i hope to read more from you.
Mrs.Mercer said...
Sept. 16, 2008 at 6:26 pm
I thiink that this is a very intersting poem. This person must knows what I was going through at one point of time. :P
Mrs. cummings said...
Sept. 2, 2008 at 4:41 pm
This is really good. It speaks to the way I've been feeling lately. And I think it helped. :)
katierose said...
Sept. 1, 2008 at 8:16 pm
this is really beautiful, i'm really jealous
prettykitty said...
Aug. 20, 2008 at 6:07 pm
that is a wonderful poem. i really hope you keep writing more
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