October 6, 2012
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To be sane

Is to be bound
By chains

And ropes around your neck
Most acquire it

Others are born with it
Most wish for it

Others flee it
I dare say

I am among
Those who run

For I value
My own priorities

to remain
A single chess piece

On an empty checkerboard
A mountain in the sea

The fog of dawn in the evening
That is what defines me

To catch and bottle me
To kill a spirit so utterly free

That is sanity
I know not what becomes

Of those who search for sanity
And find it lying open

On a night with no moon
beneath it, unnoticed,

The buried truth
Though I do know

If I were looking for sanity
I would be sane too

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Cassie-Warren said...
Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:30 am
this is well written and reminds me somelike the movie tinkerbell like when they try to catch her  
RarelyJaded This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm
Lol, this was very well written. You're poems are always so relatable :) :)
guardianofthestars This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:01 am
This made me laugh out loud. It was so good and neat! I loved it ^_^
Non-Sibi-Sed-PatriaeThis 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. said...
Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm
Alright, so it's a good message, and I like it.    I just find the three or four enters every two lines rather hard to read.  That could just be me, or it could be TI messing with you.  I don't know.
AthenaMarisaDeterminedbyFate This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm
I have no idea what happened with the enters thing, but thanks for your feedback!
ninjamuffin said...
Nov. 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm
Great job! The formatting and language is perfect and I love the meaning. Why conform to societies idea of "normal". we are all so different that there's no point being anyone but themselves.
Padoodallee said...
Oct. 17, 2012 at 10:43 pm
So wonderful and powerful! What is sanity but what everyone else considers to be right?
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