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The Shadows This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

What is depression?
It's a cloudy day and not a spot of light.
It's the shadows dancing in the night,
looking for another victim to sacrifice.
It's a way of coping with the outside world.
Inside I yell and scream for help.
I have become a hostage, held captive
in my own mind.
My thoughts scatter like the ants in the rain.
I hear them: the shadows are coming.
I run to find I am at the end of a cliff.
Looking behind, I can hear the screams
of the lost.
I see them coming closer and reckless, knocking down anything in its way.
I turn back toward the edge of the cliff.
Without another thought I jump.
Falling down into the ocean, I sink
like a rock to the bottom.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Harri said...
Feb. 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm
Wow! That was really good, mate.
francheskas said...
Feb. 17, 2014 at 1:58 pm
As a past carrier of this awful not only feeling but awful disease, I can relate to every word. It was nicely constructed and I hope many others who suffer of this killer can realte to this poem. 
AzureBlueThis 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...
Feb. 17, 2014 at 5:34 am
Great, nicely penned. :)
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