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Enemies among friends
Whirls of confusion
Waves of distortion
Cannot save me
Nor destroy me
Yet it shields me
From the obvious

Knowledge is wealth
Wealth is a key
To understanding
The people I need
Secrets of darkness
Comes from them too
A friend can save me
Or throw me over

No one understands
My thoughts or feelings
Should I trust them, no?
With my head hanging

Summer refreshes
My body and mind
After winter cold
But the heat is hot
So I wait for snow
I'm a picky thing

Humans are not better
Two sides of a coin
It's heads or tails
Morning or the night
I will need a drink
And I'll take it straight

I am eleven, ten, and fifty five
Doesn't matter though
Because one day soon
I'll be like you too
The bad and the good

Sides don't exist
It's not black or white
Neither good or bad
Only shades of grey
It's human nature
I cannot change it

Forgive me today
Because tomorrow
I really don't know
If I can trust you
I'll trust in myself
I know what I need



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ToxicAngelThis 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...
today at 2:11 am:
  Interesting poem. Relatable, well-written, philosophical. I like your style of writing, too. I especially love the lines "I am eleven, ten, and fifty five" and "Sides don't exist It's not black or white Neither good or bad Only shades of grey", but my most favorite lines of all, from this poem, are "Summer refreshes, My body and mind, After winter cold But the heat is hot So I wait for snow I'm a picky thing" because of its imagery and innocence... (more »)
 
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