Miss. Missunderstood

August 22, 2011
I sit in this corner, all alone.
Looking for acquaintance, all I see is the blur of my tears.
Life isn’t easy.
Being a child is hard,
Being an adult that’s harder,
Being a teen, that’s the hardest!

I can’t understand.
The changes,
The drama,
Too many issues and my emotions are running wild.

Music blasting,
My door, it shakes.
My head is full of thoughts and it hurts.
I reminisce on the days when I didn’t care.

My world is grey,
It slowly fades.
I know I’m only at the beginning.
I know it can only get harder from here,
Sometimes, I ask myself “why do I keep on going? There’s nothing to live for.”

I’m as scared as a criminal about to be caught,
To make one false move,
Your out.
I’m sad,
I feel, alone.
I’m misunderstood

But then, I take a step back and realize,
I keep going because I know things will get better.
The world around me still awaits my answer.
I cry some more…
But no matter how many tears I shed,
NOTHING in this world could take away the pain of being a teenager.

I feel like a slave,
Locked in the grave I call my room.
By choice, I stay inside.

The world doesn’t see me, as I see me.
All they do is criticize me.
I stand up,
I’ve got purpose once again,
But did I ever lose my purpose?
I look in the mirror,
And realize,
I am happy with me,
I like me,
So what my hair covers my eyes?
I like it.

Sure now it feels like all pain and I’ve got nothing to prove.
But someday,
Someday you’ll understand me.
And even if you don’t,
I’ll live.
I’m sure.

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Lashonti said...
Jan. 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm
This is great.! Loved it.!
XxTickleM3EmoxX This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm
thank you! your work is amazing also! :)
scenesoccerqueen said...
Jan. 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm
this is very good! great choice of words and the title is super catchy!
XxTickleM3EmoxX This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm
ahh thanks a lot! that means a lot to me :)
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