Mosquito Bites

July 13, 2018
By simar_m BRONZE, Los Gatos, California
simar_m BRONZE, Los Gatos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why." -Mark Twain


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

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on Aug. 15 at 12:00 am
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Love it!

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on Aug. 9 at 3:09 pm
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Awesome!!!! Keep writing!!!!

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

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on Aug. 2 at 8:23 pm
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Good writing! Keep at it.


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