Thriving On the Outside, Dying Inside

September 5, 2012
By , Scottsburg, IN
Everything goes on as normal,
but not in my mind.

In my mind,
my lungs are burning,
I'm screaming,
but my voice never reaches ears.
It merely falls from my lips.

In my mind,
tears are pouring,
as I beg,
Help me.
Talk to me.
Fix me.

In my mind,
and outside it,
no one hears me.
No one cares.
I've lost my mind.

The teacher keeps going,
asks a question,
I answer.
Because I know I'll survive.
And no one has to see me die inside,
no one but me.

I've lost my freaking mind.
It happens all the time.
And I'm the only one who knows.

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elizabethlong said...
Sept. 8, 2012 at 10:41 pm
You did an excellent job!! Loved how everything went perfectly together.
MarieAntoinette2012 replied...
Sept. 12, 2012 at 9:48 am
Thanks so much! Purely did this by accident, on the spot.
Acastillo said...
Sept. 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm
wow, it was amazing and it had a great flow to it. I can, in a way, relate to it so i really enjoyed it. Great Job!
MarieAntoinette2012 replied...
Sept. 12, 2012 at 9:47 am
Yeah, I've felt like this sooooo much lately, which is why I wrote it. Thanks!
AngelHeart654 said...
Sept. 7, 2012 at 7:34 am
That was realy good!!  
MarieAntoinette2012 replied...
Sept. 7, 2012 at 9:47 am
Thanks, I didn't mean for it to be anonymous. I'm the one that wrote it. Check out my other work.
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