An Outstretched Hand

What do you do when you’re all alone?
Your friends said they’d always be there but where are they now?
Fear is knocking on the walls of your heart,
Fear of rejection, the unknown, the silence?
It doesn’t matter; nothing seems to matter anymore,
You cry yourself to sleep, not stopping the tears that you’ve held back for far too long,
What happened to all the people who you were counting on?
The ones who told you they’d never leave you,
The pain is so strong you feel as though you can’t breathe,
It feels like your heart is literally being ripped apart,
You try to think back to a time when you were happy,
Back when you weren’t being controlled by this demon,
What’s it called again… An eating disorder?
The words feel like poison on your tongue,
It’s just not worth it anymore; you’re tired of fighting this battle,
Maybe you should just end it, right here, right now,
Then you hear it, that still small voice,
It’s softly calling out to you, surrender… surrender,
And it’s at that very moment that you realize you were never alone,
God’s been right there with you, the whole time,
He had His hand stretched out to you,
And all you had to do was take it.

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Choosing2Live4Christ said...
Mar. 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm
Amazing!  I especially love the story behind it and how you gave it all to the lord and realized you never really were alone.   <3  5/5
Sapphire1225 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 15, 2012 at 7:15 am
good job :) I really liked the ending :) please check out some of my work too :) thanks :)
evan347 said...
Mar. 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm

this is really inspiring, i was practically glued to the screen. poetry at its best!!!! make more!


punk_queen said...
Mar. 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm
i am speechless this is powerful and amazing i love it, some how it realtes to me
starbucks_queen21 replied...
Mar. 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Thank you so much! What part can you relate to? 
Honor said...
Mar. 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

Wow, this was really well written, powerful, and deep.  Good job starbucks!  

Reminds me somewhat of Emma from the bully rp we're in.

Honor replied...
Mar. 11, 2012 at 8:26 am
PS: I'll be there for you, even though we've never even seen each other.  I'll be there!  And you're right GOD will always be there...ENCORE
starbucks_queen21 replied...
Mar. 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm
Thank you so much! :) I'm glad you liked it! Awwwww!!!!!! You have no idea how much that means to me!!!! :) ((I'm a lot diff. than my character Emma in real life though!:))
Mike6546 said...
Mar. 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm
Whoa this is incredible, super deep.  I like how it is really pure, it's not all about rhymes or any of that fancy stuff.  Really good work!
starbucks_queen21 replied...
Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Thanks Mike! :) Ya, I like writing poetry for the sake of getting my feelings out and stuff, not for trying to be fancy and impress people. I'm really glad you liked it!!!!!!!!! 
J-punzle27 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm
This is awesome and very touching. Go Star!
starbucks_queen21 replied...
Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm
Thanks J, glad u like it! :)
IamtheshyStargirl said...
Mar. 5, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I love god :) 

This is a lovely poem, though some of the question marks were a bit confusing.

Your description and emotion are intense, even with very little imagery, that takes talent, star :) 

Great job, thank you so much for sharing this with me :D

starbucks_queen21 replied...
Mar. 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm
I know me 2! God is so good! :) Anyways, thank you so much! I really appreciate it! I know, sorry about that. For some reason the formating got all messed up when I put it on here... :/
sherberteater said...
Mar. 5, 2012 at 3:54 pm
WOW, Melany! This is really good. I hope you know that I will always be here for you literally. I might not know what to say at the time, but I am here.
starbucks_queen21 replied...
Mar. 5, 2012 at 5:38 pm
thanks so much Hannah!!!! :) I know you are and always will be! Please don't get me wrong, I don't have an eating disorder but I have struggled with something like it in the past. I was just really frustrated one night and just sat down and wrote this poem. It was more of a venting poem. lol 
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