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I fight this constant battle inside me
Between the good and the bad
With people asking how I am
Never do I say that honestly
The bad is winning, its already won
Instead I live a useless struggle
Fighting for each bit of good
Only to give it away
To those who need it more
And with every breath I watch
As my progress is squandered
by the demons of my past.

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JRayeThis 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. 4, 2013 at 10:40 am
Completely's difficult to overcome all the badness that surrounds us, but if your strong enough to handle that, you're strong enough for anything. Great job :)
Kamana said...
Jun. 3, 2013 at 10:45 pm
I understand this exactly, sometimes bad things just make you feel so good and it's hard...
Florescente said...
Jun. 3, 2013 at 7:29 pm
Sometimes when I think too much this is how I feel... you wrote it so beautifully. Keep writing(:   Please check my work guys!! It would mean alot:]
SunballSunny said...
Jun. 3, 2013 at 9:57 am
oh my goodness... this is how i feel everyday....
-Athena- This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 3, 2013 at 6:11 pm
It's a beautifully tragic curse...
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