Not My War

August 15, 2012
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You don't understand
they talk all the time
to me, and only me
no one else can hear them

I've been told they're fake
that it's just my imagination
but I swear they're real
why wont you believe me?

I was shocked one day
to find they had names
my tormentors got real
they became people

people with knives
shaped like cruel words
people offering ropes
to hang my troubles on

my world plummeted
into total oblivion
the universe watching
and not caring one bit

I didn't speak for days
but they screamed at me
they showed me things
I wish they never had

my actions became theirs
my body was their paper
they wrote on me daily
no one even took notice

in time I fought back
to the world it was simple
just elevate your mood
but it wasn't that easy

fighting the monsters
their knives vs my spoons
an entire army against me
I had no help or hope

then I met my army
it consisted of me and her
she protected my world
I just wish I could fix hers

she fights my battles
but refuses to fight her own
I offer her my best sword
but she puts up her shields

I only hope for her sake
if we win my war together
that we can start on hers next
but that's just a simple dream

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imjustmetoday This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm
I really like this. From the beginning to the middle you had perfect descriptions and imagery and all. Toward the end I wish you'd have been more descriptive, only because the rest got me hooked. Check out a few of mine? Thanks, good luck with your work(:
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