Shadows | Teen Ink


January 18, 2023
By D_Motta SILVER, Pleasantville, New York
D_Motta SILVER, Pleasantville, New York
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Favorite Quote:
It’s not a matter of if I can, but who’s going to stop me — Ayn Rand

Watching from the shadows. Never stepping into the light. That’s not for me. They deserve it. I don’t. Leave them be. You’re fine. 

Sadness. Losing hope. Everyone is happy, everyone except me. 


Slowly dying, giving up. Stifled cries. Fake smiles. A facade that no one knows about. Muffled cries for help. Guilt. Blood. Tears. Screams and cries. Ignored. Fire. Panic. Alone. Contemplation. Giving up. 

Pulling it together for her. The good times. Smiles. Laughter. Love. Hugs. Being loved. If I can’t live for myself, then I’ll live for her.

The author's comments:

I use writing as an outlet for my emotions, and this piece was written when I was in a depressive episode and I used it as a way of expressing my emotion rather than crying.

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