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Inheritance

Blocked.
Can't release.
Tears, words
Everything trapped.
Pain, fear, worry
Releases as
Anger
Jealousy
Rage.
The bad outweighs the good.
Weight on a libra scale
Sag arrows find their mark.
Well my pisces fish
Are drowning in their river
The days of calm are gone
Neptune has forsaken.
One step away from crazy.
The voices ever louder.
The future is fear
Uncertainty.
No matter which road I travel
Traits I didn't ask for will follow
Rage, insomnia
Dark secrets,
Closets full of bones.
What a lovely gift.



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beautifulspiritThis 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. said...
Jan. 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm:
Interesting approach---I must say, I don't understand the whole poem. At first, it felt like you were just naming emotions and the speaker was going crazy or feeling overwhelmed because of an uncertain future or bad things to come. Is this what the speaker's inheritance brings? Or is it more like the traits you inherit from your family? If it were not for the title, I would have no idea about the poem's intent. But the word choice is good and it made me really think about the message.
 
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