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Have you ever seen this demon?
This is the demon who unknowingly comes around.
This is the demon that whispers, "It's not okay to be wrong."
This is the demon that causes sleepless nights
This is the demon that causes planned out conversations before they even happen.
This is the demon who picks apart your thoughts one by one
This is the demon who mocks you as you look at a grade wondering what went wrong.
This is the demon who mocks you when you cry for doing something wrong, spitting at you, calling you a baby.
This is the demon that scorns the wrong and the right about you.
This is the demon that puts up walls and destroys your life.
This is the demon that ruins lives with one word... perfect.
This is the demon that makes you stand in front of the mirror criticizing your body.
This is the demon who turns into you.
If you see this demon.... well that's up to you.
You can run towards him, thinking perfect is okay.
Or you can run the other way towards the road that says living your life.



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DanielM said...
Aug. 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm:
Great poem. I really like your emotion. I can relate to this too.
 
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Sidewinder This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm:
I actually love this piece. I normally don't give out 5 Stars, but this one just plain deserves it. Fantastic.
 
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