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The Isolation, the Seperation This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Hair is falling over her eyes
A curly brown curtain
Between reality and eyes of sadness
Hiding feelings that her face can’t help but show
Wishing it would all go away
Blinking back tears she knows so well
Each drop that falls pushes her farther from the world around her
Tangling her up in these feelings she keeps inside
The unconscious thoughts that she hides
Become her new reality
The emotions are too raw
To share with other people.
He brushes past her
Bringing her back for a moment.
It makes her both long for him and loathe him
In reality, on the other side
One scary moment
Has passed by
Is it safe to pull back the curtain?
Or should she stay hidden?
She starts to emerge
But the vulnerabilty
The defenselessness
Is too much
In case of another tragedy,
Another gust of him
Another wave of tears
She stays behind
She plays it safe
Separate from reality
Although it waits to surround her again.
To engulf and consume her.
Chew her up
And spit out what’s left.
So she lets the curtain close again
Taking in the honeysuckle smell
The smell of safety
The smell of isolation
Calming her foolish concealing heart.

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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LycaCry said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

This peom is awesome

i love the feeling and emotion it has the way it wavers b/w love n pain

it looks into the heart of what many fear. great work

 
Tomboy said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 9:03 am
I wrote something similar to this but this is so much better!  This is an amazing poem! :)
 
skysurferfan said...
Sept. 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm
Absolutely incredible.  Beautiful expression of a single moment in time.  5 stars.  Keep on writing!
 
ceruleanconfusion said...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 8:32 pm

This is a really lovely poem and basically sums up my life too, especially those last lines: "The smell of safety / The smell of isolation / Calming her foolish concealing heart"

 

Keep writing!!

 
writingsavedmylife This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:19 pm
thank you all very much. it's nice to know that people can relate to my poetry :)
 
Lucy4himnotu said...
Aug. 23, 2009 at 1:16 am
This is beautiful. I have no corrections. I know that everyone has felt this way at some point. You captured one moment in time that everyone can relate to, and described it perfectly. the thought process that she has is exactly true. Beautiful. I loved it.
 
bite.sized.beauty said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 5:44 am
i love everything about it. everything is so raw and real... i feel this way all the time. its beautiful
 
MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2009 at 1:59 am
awesome
 
Crazzzy_Megan said...
Jul. 10, 2009 at 7:56 am
Very good poem!
 
YeseniaG said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 5:51 pm
Great work! Love the way it appeals to the senses.
 
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