madness | Teen Ink


January 22, 2022
By averyr89 BRONZE, Timnath, Colorado
averyr89 BRONZE, Timnath, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"You have been in every way all that anyone could be... if anybody could have saved me it would have been you." -Virginia Wolff

“come closer”
madness whispers.
yet i am as close as one could get.
so i start to wonder what the madness means.
does it want me to come closer to the edge.
does it want me to scream till i’m dead.
i’m still not sure.
but i live with the madness.
it likes to jump in my head.
pound. pound.
right up to the point where i can’t hear a sound.
so madness talks instead.
“finally i’ve got your attention”
madness cries.
i ask madness what it’s name is.
“name me”
is all it says.
i decide it’s crazy.
and ignore it instead.
i started to stop eating.
madness once told me that food made him mad.
made him feel bad.
sad even.
“you’re just like me”
madnesses laughs.
i don’t understand.
i’m not mad.
maybe i need to go get madness checked.
he’s starting to sound kind of rude.
i worry all the time.
i worry that people will leave.
run away from me.
or forget i even exist.
so most times I keep quiet.
“don’t worry you’ve got me”
madness says under his breath.
he’s right.
i don’t need them.
i have madness as a friend. 

The author's comments:

I haven't actually laughed since I was 8.

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on Feb. 7 2022 at 3:46 pm
ILiveToRead PLATINUM, Wailuku, Hawaii
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"My music will tell you more about me than I ever will, don't ask me what i'm feeling, ask me what song am I listening to." "I think I'm afraid too be happy, because whenever I get to happy, something bad always happens."

" “come closer” madness whispers. yet I am as close as one could get." Truer words have never been spoken and for my part never will be, because I am also standing at that edge, waiting on that brink. Know that you and I are friends, not because we know each other personally, but because we share a mutual friend named madness. And any friend of madness is a friend of mine. Don't stop creating these amazing poems.

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on Feb. 7 2022 at 12:40 am
Afra ELITE, Kandy, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

@averyr89, powerful poem!!! Well, I've something to tell you...Laugh at the way life tests you because no matter how hard those tests try, they can never get into you...Find a reason to laugh...And laugh to your heart's content...♡♡♡
BTW, I've a way to make you laugh...Read my poems and work and you'd laugh at how I'm lame at it...🥲🥲🥲