Pools | Teen Ink


July 2, 2013
By alihadley14 GOLD, Glasford, Illinois
alihadley14 GOLD, Glasford, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Truth is, everyone's going to hurt you, you just have to find the ones worth suffering for." -Bob Marley
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." -Plato

I've drowned.
I've drowned in my own words,
In my own footsteps.
I've sunk beneath the surface
Of my own lies
And attempted to swim.
But you,
You've always fought the current.
You've always stayed afloat.

You make it look easy.

But in reality,
You're too afraid to jump,
Too afraid to let anything
Wash away that deceiving exterior.
It's better when no one knows.
It's better when no one's in too deep.

And I've tried to convince you
That sometimes you have to fall.
I've tried to convince you
That I'd catch you.

I've drowned before.

And you,
You'll always stay afloat.
It's just impossible to drown when
You're as shallow as
A baby pool.

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sarah98 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 7 2013 at 4:59 pm
sarah98 BRONZE, Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to write for yourself and have no audience than write for your audience and have no self.

the last stanza was perfect. litterally, perfect. <3