false feelings

February 9, 2018
By carolina.sc BRONZE, Poughkeepsie, New York
carolina.sc BRONZE, Poughkeepsie, New York
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fluttering my eyes to focus, i found myself dazed,
walking in the middle of the road
under the spell of the bright, shining stars and moon

the haze in my vision blurred my mind as i tried
to seek a sense of security on the long, narrow road.
as the moon rose higher,
the more of the road i could be able to see
running farther down into the dark woods

they ran for miles yet, somehow, i found myself
slowly, drawing nearer to a small city. i sighed in relief
knowing that i was close to safety.
the faster i walked, the closer the city drew.
walking with every step, the lower the moon sank,
taking my stomach with it.

finally reaching the city, it was nothing
but the mere illusion of safety
leaving nothing but the buzz of anxiety throughout my body.
the horrid cold winter had numbed my hands
almost as much as the world had affected the young,
innocent minds of their own small, fragile children
leaving them nothing but a false personality

The author's comments:

The lower case 'I's are very intentional as it stands as a symbol of trying to blend in. This poem was inspired by my experience with anxiety. It means that we all feel lost at one point but when we finally feel like we know who we are truely, there's always going to be that feeling of knowing, its not what you want.

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