My Downfall

September 16, 2011
Being alone with a book in hand,
All alone with not a care in the world,
It's a freedom I can rarely enjoy.
I was made to be alone, I think,
And it doesn't bother me until I see
My past friends laughing with each other like we used to.
So now I wonder, is my book my downfall?

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Akosua said...
Sept. 26, 2011 at 6:59 am
i think this was a good poem and i always support poets who are willing to throw their feelings out there.
jasont727 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm
What a curious question at the end. As long as you are happy with yourself, I guess the book can be whatever you make it. And, the poem is beautiful--thank you.
Laura_Oliver said...
Sept. 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm
Aw, this is a nice poem. |^_^|...
Laura_Oliver replied...
Sept. 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm
Oh, and plus I would appreciate it if you could check out some of my own poems, like "Ode to Equality", and leave some feedback. Thanks!
bpjrobert said...
Sept. 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm
This poem is very well written. It`s now one of my favorites.
Ravenfall47 said...
Sept. 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm
I can relate. A lot of what I like to do is solitary. I feel so shy and awkward around others.
TheWolfJem replied...
Sept. 25, 2011 at 10:13 am
true, true, I also like to spend time alone with my thoughts
maleenaj said...
Sept. 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm
i like your poem rememnds me about myself  
beachgal123 said...
Sept. 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm
this was written nicely . I know the feeling. Maybe not the book part as much but seeing my past friends laughing like we use to, def relates to me. All my friends turned on me and i read to get away from my messed up depressing life. its the only way to escape
EmiliePhillippi said...
Sept. 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm
Omg this is SO me! Nice poem :)
Blue4 said...
Sept. 24, 2011 at 10:03 am

Yes, this is me, sometimes. Although I am not very alone, sometimes I feel quite isolated from everybody else. I really like this poem and the feeling I get from it. Good job!

Could you please read my poem, "Deceit" and tell me whether it's any good?

Hideing said...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 11:56 pm
Ah! Another person like me stuck in a book while life go on by great poem
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