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Silence

My lips are open, but I cannot speak.
My tongue is numb, my lips are weak.
So still in silence, here I sit.
Harassed by the ever present IT.
He watches me, as I walk by
I think I’m okay, but I know that’s a lie.
As long as he’s watching, I can’t say a word
I wish I could fly away like a bird.
They all had the sense to turn and flee
But my life has collapsed, I’m stuck in the debris
So stuck here in the rubble, I try to live
No kindness or understanding are they willing to give.
So secluded and alone in a closet off the hall
I hide, as the lockers all slam, shaking the walls.
I hope he won’t find me, in my sanctuary here
Maybe someday my worries will just disappear,
But for now I still hide, mute and alone
As I try to find a place to call home.



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Megan27 said...
Feb. 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm
The poem was very beautiful! Some poems sound annoying when they rhyme, but you did it so gracefully that it sounded great :)
 
jess14 said...
Feb. 8, 2013 at 11:07 am
I love when poems rhime. i think it makes them so much more meaningful and deep I LOVE THIS BOOK!
 
jess14 replied...
Feb. 8, 2013 at 11:09 am
*rhyme (spelled wrong in my first comment sorry)
 
Laugh-it-OutThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 8, 2013 at 11:07 am
I LOVE the rhyming, good job!!!! i think rhyming makes poems special and awesome. keep up the good work
 
cookiemonster24This 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:03 am
Hey I think it was really good, it was witty. I just loved it.
 
MonsterGirl2000 said...
Jan. 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm
I love it!
 
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