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There's Still Sanity Among Insanity

September 18, 2014
By EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.


You ask,
why do I cry?
Why don't I?
Do you want me
to wear a mask,
and fake it all?
And pretend
that the shattered
promises,
were never there?


Because I can;
that's what I've done
almost, all my life.
But I can't;
I can't do this
any longer.
Because they're there,
and I can't forget that.


is stained with tears,
and I feel like
that I'm too broken
to have feelings anymore;
so I buried myself,
beneath all the chaos,
thinking that I couldn't feel anymore.


How come I thought,
that I couldn't feel anymore?
When I'm obviously,
feeling something,
right now?
I'm human,
and I can't help
but feel and care,
even when I think,
"I can't. I'm too broken."


I laid my heart,
and forgot myself
as I tried
to lay inside
the broken fragments
of yesterday's tears.


I tried to forget it all,
but I couldn't help
but remember;
and so I remembered,
and finally found
sanity
among insanity.


The author's comments:

There's still sanity among insanity. Though, to most people, the sanity is "insanity" and the insanity is "sanity." Haha, I'm not sure if that makes sense, but I hope it does a little. This is similar to my article, "there's still hope." Keep on hoping ya'll; hope will always be here. You can forget if you want too, but I think we were all made to remember. Haha, does that make sense? (H.O.PE. - Hold.On.Pain.Ends.) I love you all. ^_^


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on Nov. 19 2014 at 9:33 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

You're absolutely, welcome! Though, haha; I'm not sure what I am saying you're welcome for, haha. It should be me thanking you for commenting on my poem and my other poems. So, I thank you. :)
  I'm so glad that you enjoyed my poem and that it moved and inspired you and made you think. :) It means a lot, to me. So, again; I thank you so much, my friend! :)

on Nov. 18 2014 at 9:31 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Oh my gosh, Emily this poem was so amazing and so beautiful and so incredibly deep. I loved your voice; it was quiet, yet very very powerful. And I loved the paradox you explored in this poem, of finding sanity in insanity...it really got me thinking. I was very moved and inspired by this poem, so thank you soooooooo much!!!!! :))))

on Nov. 18 2014 at 10:08 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Aw, haha, thanks. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you so much, for commenting! :)

on Nov. 17 2014 at 12:05 pm
ScarlettJ. DIAMOND, West Newton, Pennsylvania
92 articles 0 photos 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You are only confined by the walls you build around yourself." "Follow your heart, but take your brain with you." "You were born to be real, not to be perfect."

Wow, this is extremely powerful and well written. Bravo, Emily! My favorite sentence was ,"... and so I remembered, and finally found sanity among insanity." Beautiful!

on Nov. 5 2014 at 7:22 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you so much, Renda! :) I wasn't expecting anyone to comment on poem today, so you made my day happier! :) Thank you again, for encouraging and commenting! :)

on Nov. 5 2014 at 6:11 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you, it means a lot. :) Also, I apologize for the late reply! :( Thank you, again!

on Nov. 5 2014 at 12:08 pm
Princess.Renda GOLD, Travelers Rest, South Carolina
14 articles 0 photos 159 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All the world is made of faith, trust, and pixie dust." --J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Babe, that's powerful. I looooove it!! The story of my life right here. I love your 'hope' acronym too. Keep writing, love :)

on Oct. 20 2014 at 6:06 pm
districtredwolf GOLD, Springfeild, Massachusetts
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i can relate as well. it`s beautiful

on Oct. 13 2014 at 9:45 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Also, sorry for the little or big mistake there, haha. :/ :) Thank you again, my friend. :)

on Oct. 13 2014 at 9:37 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Aw, thank you. Haha, my poems are just my thoughts. Or to put in this way, my poems are just words that are dipped into my heart. :) And also, so true. I've noticed that people think that they can't feel, but really they can and they're doing it. Thank you so much, my friend. :)

on Oct. 13 2014 at 7:58 am
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This is so beautiful! I love every word of it, I can totally relate to every line :) Sometimes we think that we can't feel, but in reality it'd the only thing we can do. Another amazing poem! 5 stars :D

on Oct. 1 2014 at 10:41 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Oh. Haha, thank you, so much. :) I'm glad you like it. :) Thank you, again. 

on Sep. 30 2014 at 7:36 pm
Niyaroo PLATINUM, Colonial Beach, Virginia
31 articles 4 photos 69 comments
I love the last part of the poem..and cute acronym for hope

on Sep. 29 2014 at 10:12 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Haha, thank you, Caramel. :) I'm sorry you got a little tripped up, when reading it. I've been making mistakes, that I've not noticed in my poems until I read them, after they're posted on Teen Ink. :/ :3 Haha, sorry. But I'm glad that you love it. And oh. Haha, no I didn't make the HOPE acronym. I saw in someone else's bio on on a music website, and I though I should share it with everyone. Thanks again. :)

on Sep. 27 2014 at 9:04 pm
Xena_Zionne GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
16 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” -Marilyn Monroe

btw did you make that HOPE acronym? it awesome!!

on Sep. 27 2014 at 9:03 pm
Xena_Zionne GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
16 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” -Marilyn Monroe

I was a little tripped up while reading but i went back into my trance when i saw "i buried myself beneath all the chaos thinking i couldn't feel anymore". Really powerful line to me. as always, i love it -Caramel Kisses

on Sep. 21 2014 at 3:56 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Hey, ya'll. There was a mistake in; one part of the poem was suppose to be,   "The air is stained with tears, and I feel like
that I'm too broken
to have feelings anymore;
so I buried myself,
beneath all the chaos,
thinking that I couldn't feel anymore."   Thank you all.


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