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Toddler

I waited,
I wanted,
I wished.
It’s over,
It’s out,
It’s obscured.
I’m scared,
I’m sorry,
I’m stupid.
I was stupid,
I was sorry,
Now I’m scared.
See, it was obscured,
But now it’s out,
Now I’m over.
I had wished too hard, for something that wasn’t mine to take,
Like a greedy toddler in wanton of ice cream, or something sweet.
I had wished it anyway, and now I’m afraid,
Like a small child, crawling under the blankets to hide from the dark.
I had waited too long, and now I’m afraid, just like that small child,
Fighting the nightmares,
But instead they’re of my life.



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RosalynneThis 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...
Mar. 10 at 3:44 pm:
Ive been taught to assume the autor write this without themselves in mind... But I must ask... is this you?
 
thenaturalmysticThis 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. replied...
Mar. 11 at 9:13 am :
yes it was me ..  
 
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