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Yesterday
I was
Found
Hiding in the thicket
Of tangled thorny lies
And fears hidden by nervous reactions
But
The leaves have all dropped out now
My armor
No longer impenetrable steel
A sharp remark
Beats at my last fragile shield
Pale old deceptions
Flinch at a sudden glare
Truth has a way
Of eating you apart
I’m almost gone
My remains are scarce but pure
Yesterday, I was
Crawling
A stranger to myself
Fighting a reluctant battle
My anger erupting
One wrong word spit out
Then
Silence

Yesterday, I was
Sold out
By an enemy
Burrowed deep
Inside myself
The unforgiving war we fought
Ended briskly
Many lives were
Lost
I don’t recognize
The face I’ve so
Delicately molded
Yesterday
Hard, bittersweet anger
Ate away
What was left
Of my shielded soul

Today
I am a lost dreamer
A bitter sailor
No thrill for unknown lands
A silent screamer
Finding no peace in the
Soundproof walls
of selfish minds

Today
I am scratching away
At a pad of
White-hot paper
My hostile mind
Is exhausting
I’m trying for
Something more
But it’s all in vain

I am
Recording
Something I
Hope to never
Remember
I am thirsty for
The sweet simplicity
Of a blank slate
But I must live with what I’ve done
As I will have to live
With what

I’ve
Become

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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mandymac said...
Feb. 15, 2010 at 7:22 am
this is so amazing.
great use of words.
 
crezzimimixx said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm
Oh my god! I love writing dark, emo poems. I am the star of those kinds of poems. I don't know if you ment this to be emo-ish, but it is dark, and my poems can't even compare to the work you've dont on this delightful, amazing poem! I completley, and totally love it! Love it! Love it!
 
StephanieQueen said...
Jan. 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm
this is a realy good poem, you really put ur heart in ur words im impressed^^
 
kedsberry!! said...
Jan. 8, 2010 at 12:55 am
u brought out de concept of how a lie could ruin a soul...it was very impressive!! 3 cheers 4 a RAEL poet like u
 
thesilverrose said...
Dec. 4, 2009 at 2:39 pm
Good job. Keep up the good work!!! =)
 
bamboom212 said...
Nov. 1, 2009 at 9:25 pm
This made me wanna clap so bad :P Undeniably amazing. I can completely relate, due to some of my situations. I loved it!!!!
 
AshaMidnightOlympian said...
Aug. 1, 2009 at 2:36 am
Brava! Brava! More!
 
SkaterGurl17 said...
Jul. 31, 2009 at 9:10 pm
*Claps* this was amazing : )
 
darlingsweet said...
Jul. 31, 2009 at 5:46 pm
wow... i really love this piece espesaily the ending that sort of way of thinking is something i can totally relate to
 
bookworm:) This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 31, 2009 at 5:12 am
Excellent use of language.
 
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