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Mosquito Bites

July 13, 2018
By simar_m BRONZE, Los Gatos, California
simar_m BRONZE, Los Gatos, California
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There is something,

A nagging annoyance inside my brain

That controls me

And won’t let me free.

It conquers my head,

Flooding it with negativity.

It sucks the life out of me,

Like a mosquito would draw blood.

And it is this same mosquito that thinks

That it’s okay to torture me,

It’s okay to bully me,

With a constant reminder of everything wrong.

And they all say that

I shouldn’t let this pest affect me.

People are starving.

People are suffering.

But I still let it control me.

There’s nothing I can do to stop it.

The mosquito is now a part me,

And there it will stay for now.

Constantly there to make me anxious

About anything that crosses my path.

There to intoxicate me with an electric shock,

Anytime I might actually feel content.

Maybe it will soon leave my brain,

But only to fly around the rest of my body,

And broaden it’s already wide territory.

One day I will learn the ability

To productively use all of the anxiety

That it gifts me

And become successful.

And when I do,

I will have earned the strength

To kill the mosquito

That poisoned me all these years.

The author's comments:

This piece indirectly covers my ongoing struggle with anxiety in a metaphorical way. 

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on Dec. 4 2018 at 10:11 am
Tyler_creates BRONZE, Calgary, Alberta
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You are a great writer, keep it up. This poem has a deep meaning to it. Every word you spoke in this, i wanted to keep reading, it kept me hooked the whole time. Nice job.

PizzaJohnson said...
on Sep. 30 2018 at 4:31 pm
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Nice job :)

Sameriae said...
on Sep. 18 2018 at 6:02 pm
Sameriae, Glendale, Arizona
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I like your writing keep it up!!!

Rtandon9 said...
on Aug. 15 2018 at 12:00 am
Rtandon9, Bloomington, Illinois
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Love it!

Rachnadpm said...
on Aug. 9 2018 at 3:09 pm
Rachnadpm, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Awesome!!!! Keep writing!!!!

Poonam69 said...
on Aug. 4 2018 at 2:40 pm
Poonam69, Cary, North Carolina
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Very Creative and with deep meaning. Well done!!

richa_kamal said...
on Aug. 2 2018 at 8:23 pm
richa_kamal, Los Gatos Ca, California
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Good writing! Keep at it.