Alive | Teen Ink


August 21, 2018
By Shayla.Long DIAMOND, Louisville, Kentucky
Shayla.Long DIAMOND, Louisville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"Teenagers only have to focus on themselves - its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist."- Jennifer Lawrence

You shouldnt leave me with my mind 

The seamless seams of my brain 

Bellowing over into nothingness 

Or everythingness 

Overthinking every hair 

Every inch of excellence 

We call life 

Because I only feel alive 

When I run through the neighbourhood 

Barefoot and blind 

My belongings on my back

With nothing but the rain and my breath to follow me 

The author's comments:

I actually did run barefoot in the rain to my friends house with a backpack of my stuff on. It felt great, actually. I loved it, it felt like freedom. This is a poem about sadness and doubt but also freedom. 

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