Think! | Teen Ink


May 2, 2019
By NiyahSymone GOLD, Norwalk, Connecticut
NiyahSymone GOLD, Norwalk, Connecticut
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You can lead them to water, but you can't make them drink

It seems that we have forgotten how to think

Always following others, instead of taking the lead

What are we achieving, by falling into the temptation

Set by the nation that's

Full of mind control who has sold a bill of goods to masses

and infused it into the classes

and classrooms

Telling them it’s not okay to do drugs, vape, smoke or have sex

But it’s alright to overdose on social media and texts

And so we are consumed...

By repetitive conversations instead of true quality time

Lack of familiarity with personality

Leaving you cold as a fish

Wishing for life to end

because you no longer understand

and it demands too much from you

People, WAKE UP!

Can't you see that we are taking one

dose too many?

Can't you see that in accepting this media high,

we are losing our minds?


Rehabilitate yourself from this addiction

We cannot let this condition worsen

Quick- here's the solution:

Trudge through the dark sludge of this illusion by igniting the spark of brilliant glow

So you'll know the greatest feat

Is discovering who you are.

The author's comments:

I don't believe that this is a free-verse poem. I believe that this is a Slam Poem, and I hope you enjoy it.

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