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At night, I escape
in my drowsy stupor I roam the hallways.
I take long scalding showers and wake up all red and spotted;
I flick the lights on and off for hours;
I climb onto balconies and yell about nothing at all.

At night, I sleepwalk
all the stress of my day is let out in the darkness.
I scare others but petrify myself,
because that girl sleepwalking down the hall isn’t me.
She is all of my fear; my hopes; my anguish;
my loves and my annoyances;
everything that is me wrapped up into one:

But that girl sleepwalking down the hall isn’t me.

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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poetry4life said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 11:18 am:
it seems that you know how to write on how you express yourself AWESOME
 
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2Kool4U said...
Feb. 3, 2010 at 2:30 pm:
THis poem kind of spoke to me, i really liked it and i think that you should keep up your good work. (maybe check out my stuff??) keep writing and i'll keep reading,=)
 
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KiNABABE said...
Feb. 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm:
Talented. This Poem got me thinking about my life
 
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violingoddess said...
Feb. 3, 2010 at 11:15 am:
wow! that's really creative... keep writing
 
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Samantha W. said...
Nov. 29, 2009 at 8:14 pm:
I love it! Your an amazing poet, dont ever forget that.
 
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Rage97 said...
Nov. 29, 2009 at 11:31 am:
Wow!! This is a really great poem and I can relate to the emotions going on. Congradulations in being published it's a big deal. I'm new to teen ink, could you check my work out sometime: I tryed by Rage97 Thanks a bunch, with lots of love!!!
 
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Yung E.R.C said...
Sept. 30, 2009 at 11:37 am:
Love the poem it isnt like others when you just explain whats goin on surrounding them. You put every detail in this poem and hoping hard work. I love it . Keep up the good work. Good luck
 
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Angel*music*lover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 23, 2009 at 10:34 pm:
This is beautiful! Could you take a look at my work and comment/rate? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks! Keep writing!
 
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TheUnknownGuest said...
Aug. 23, 2009 at 4:23 pm:
I like it!!
 
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PinkPrincess said...
Aug. 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm:
nice poem! i love it! good work!
 
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despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 23, 2009 at 2:57 pm:
Wow! This is beautiful and haunting! I love it! Great job :) Keep it up, and congrats on being published!
 
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