Siege of Virtue This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

October 7, 2011
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I've been breaking apart,
Limb by limb. I try to scream,
But I'm drowning in the air.
I used to be volatile, now I'm exhausted.

In the past I devoured their truths,
Relaxed my throat and swallowed the
liquor of their beliefs.
I was intoxicated with rage, belligerent
and incomprehensive,
Now I'm hung over, down on my knees, vomiting values.

My wrists have been worn down to
the bone, bloody and raw.
I used to claw away at the wall, marking
the days until I got out.
My sentence is almost over but I've
stopped caring,
My nails have grinded off and my fingers are numb anyway.

I was armed with a mind, and bullets
of thought
But the Kevlar of authority had rendered
it useless.
I'm up against the wall being stripped
and searched.
Frustrated, humiliated, I'm helpless.

All I have left is my fortress of consciousness.
The churches, the politicians, the teachers, the cops,
All bombard me with their cannons of
civic duty.
Soon I won't be able to think for myself.

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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Imaginedangerous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm
Wow- that was very powerful. I love the metaphors and the imagery you use to convey them. Incredible.
photogirl16 said...
May 2, 2012 at 9:56 am
Very great imagry
iamInvisible said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 10:10 pm
to be honest? made me cry. i can relate so much, i understand. i love this. really nice work 
asiangurl said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 10:48 am
om my gosh, i dont know u havent recieved a nice job commet. Holy man....there's alot of great details i could imagine everything. Oh my how can i compete with a poem like yours. you should read my writings. i love everything about your poem, you absorded me up from the beginning to the end
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