The hand of my Mentor

May 27, 2013
By Sarah_Rose17 SILVER, Windsor, Colorado
Sarah_Rose17 SILVER, Windsor, Colorado
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Remember to trust others, it will one day be your saving grace."


As I fell through the dark
A never ending tunnel
Filled with spiraling darkness
And the memories on the wall

Of the pain that I’d felt
And the people
Who walked out of my life
After knocking me down

As if I were an object
That had no value
A broken toy
They threw away

And the faces encircled me
Stealing my sanity
A hand reached down
And stopped me

Dead in my tracks



Not knowing where I was
Or just how I had gotten there
I found myself trapped
In the dark

In my adolescence
Filled with antidepressants
And my purity was gone
And I felt worthless

I felt empty
Like the relationships
That I thought I once had
That had dropped me

But this hand
I didn’t know
And I didn’t trust
Scared me

And comforted me




Someone I didn’t trust
Pulled me back
Through all the darkness
And the pain

Someone that saw something
That I never would have seen
Had they not kept telling me
Encouraging me

Telling me
I had potential
That I just had to use it
And I was destined for great

And I didn’t believe it
But the words echoed
Like my mind was a cave
And the words encircled me

And how the good and evil
Soon became apparent
Focusing on the hate in my life
Before seeing all the love

And I gained the courage
And learned to trust
This person
Who reached after me

That saw the pain
And I revealed the past
That they’d drug me out of
And returned me to the real world

With my feet on solid ground
And I looked back to say
“Thank you”.
And it was too late.

He was gone.


The author's comments:
This poem is about my teacher, Mr. Crompton, who wanted to help me out of my depression when nobody else was willing. He saw that the past didn't define me. It takes somebody with a lot of love to see people as what they can be, not what they are. It didn't realize it at the time. But part of who I am today, I owe to him.

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on Jun. 10 2013 at 6:20 pm
Sarah_Rose17 SILVER, Windsor, Colorado
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Remember to trust others, it will one day be your saving grace."

Thank you!! And most definately. (:

on Jun. 10 2013 at 4:58 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

I love how you express your emotion through this powerful poem! Excellent job and huzzah for Mr. Crompton! :D

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on Jun. 5 2013 at 10:30 pm
flatcap12 GOLD, Roy, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"It is when we hit our lowest point that we are open to the greatest change." -Avatar Aang

very well written.

on May. 31 2013 at 3:39 pm
rockyyyyyyyyy SILVER, Lawrenceville, Georgia
9 articles 0 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont let people drive u crazy if you know its in walking distance

beautifuly written

on May. 30 2013 at 10:24 pm
Kaylaa_Nicole_ SILVER, Smyrna, Tennessee
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This has true emotion and great expression. great!

on May. 29 2013 at 6:58 pm
Sarah_Rose17 SILVER, Windsor, Colorado
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Remember to trust others, it will one day be your saving grace."

Thank you!! I am glad you appreciate my writing! (: 

on May. 29 2013 at 2:26 pm
ShadowOfaGirl GOLD, St.paris, Ohio
19 articles 3 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would rather you hate me for all that I am then love me for something I'm not.

As a writer, my goal has always been to reach someone with my work and make them say "Wow, I felt that way too." To say the things that they couldn't find the words for. That's what you did with this poem. This is excellent. Keep writing! 


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