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Who I'll Be

February 18, 2022
By Reesee GOLD, Cicero, New York
Reesee GOLD, Cicero, New York
14 articles 3 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love and Hate are two sides of the same coin."

Who I’ll Be

Who am I?

Where to begin…

Start at the top or in the basement

There’s no easy line

No easy word

Just a few hundred syllables

My heart is always pounding with fire

Crackling my experiences in my lungs

My head whirls like a tornado

Tossing and turning each way

Getting deep into the water

Makes me fear myself

What if I am continued to be held down?

Will I drown?

I am one who does not exist

Words tremble on these lips

That I did not want to create

I can’t control everything I say

I am one who feels

Finds everything a little too real

Crawling back into my shell

My heads a cavity, oh how I fell

If you were to take my hand

I’d smile and take it but then I’d cry

I tend to find

A way to make good things die

It’s not all my fault you see,

I am built from tragedies

A shattered cup

Angry beasts

I’m trying to grow from a pot of defeat

A shadow and a cloud

Above and behind me now

Cannot escape the fate that’s been placed

But I run, I run

Try to fly

Growing from dead nutrients

There’s hope in the flies

That swarm my decaying body

The shell of the person I have become

I am nothing, no one

But these thoughts should succumb

To die is to let go

To forget every broken bone

Every lie and every cry and all the texting on the telephone

A shiver travels up my spine

A feeling I always deny

There’s nothing to worry about

Nothing to see

All I am

Is who I’ll be

The author's comments:

My teacher told me "Tell Me About You" on the first day of class, and so....I did.

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