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The hand of my Mentor

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.



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KrasotaThis 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...
Jun. 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm
I love how you express your emotion through this powerful poem! Excellent job and huzzah for Mr. Crompton! :D
 
sarahrose314 replied...
Jun. 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm
Thank you!! And most definately. (:
 
flatcap12This 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...
Jun. 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm
very well written.
 
TheRepulsiveThis 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...
May 31, 2013 at 3:39 pm
beautifuly written
 
Kaylaa_Nicole_ said...
May 30, 2013 at 10:24 pm
This has true emotion and great expression. great!
 
ShadowOfaGirl said...
May 29, 2013 at 2:26 pm
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! 
 
sarahrose314 replied...
May 29, 2013 at 6:58 pm
Thank you!! I am glad you appreciate my writing! (: 
 
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