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Flying Solo

March 5, 2022
By ForgottenEcho SILVER, San Diego, California
ForgottenEcho SILVER, San Diego, California
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When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

Screaming to be heard 

Over the pouring rain,

Lost in the opaque darkness

Like a shattered, wingless plane

Straining to keep my smile in place

While the rest of me is crumbling

I fall




My mistakes smothering the air from my lungs

Falling from the sky, watching as I’m tumbling.

Hope washed away from the howling wind.

Who are my so-called friends?

Asphyxiating under the makeup and cliques:

A tunnel with no perceptible ends.

Crying at you through the agony and grief

You don’t hear a word.

Excuses raining down with every fall I make

You don’t turn around.

Can’t you see my desperation?

No one there to help me up

No one there to make me smile

Lost, as the rain pours down,

Drenched in the roaring cyclone

My smile burned into my face.

Everything in me crumbling 





One thought echoes through the storm:




As everything else goes up in a dark, black swarm.

Why me, now?

Why can’t I just be myself? 

Why all the lies? 

Why can’t I just be like everyone else?

As I fly solo

The rain still gushing down.

Flying toward the dim, flashing light

On broken wings

Hoping not to fall out of the sky

I promise myself, my smile still seared in place:

I will do better tonight.

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