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Teardrops MAG

By Rutu Shah, Congers, NY

My eyes avoiding others
To conceal the dusky red.
Walking to the deserted bathroom stealthily
So no one sees me.

The pounding anxiety grows black steadily.
Seeing my refuge at the end of the corner,
I quicken my pace.

Hearing my pumping heart in my ears,
And hearing laughter in this indifferent world,
My walk turns into a run that seems eternal.
Beneath this shadowy lighthearted exterior,
I am feeble.

Caring no more about the world,
I burst into the abandoned bathroom.
A darkness creeps within me,
Entangled deeply inside.
A burden in my heart
Craves to come out.

Tears stream out of my eyes endlessly.
Constantly searching for God,
I wish for the misty tears to stop pouring.
But no one hears my desperate cries of help.
The tears burn the skin when they dry on my face.
Stealing my strength from me,

And yet I continue to cry.
I look in the mirror:
The tear is the only shine left in me.

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on Jul. 15 2014 at 12:20 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

WOW. This poem is AMAZING. Keep on writing, please! I understand this; I love your poem because it has a connection to me and my life. Thank you, for sharing this!!! ^_^

on May. 10 2009 at 11:49 pm
dirtbiker2012 SILVER, Lawson, Missouri
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This poem is awesome! You are very good at writing poems!!!

hellogoodbye said...
on Apr. 4 2009 at 2:04 am
Wow. This is great. That last line is absolutely amazing. Nice job. =]

on Dec. 25 2008 at 5:10 am
I Like The Last Line Alot To. As Many Of The Other Comments Say, I Like The Disription In This Poem Also.

maxginrita said...
on Dec. 11 2008 at 7:29 pm
i like this poem

on Dec. 8 2008 at 9:30 pm
That was a great poem! Dont worry, he's there with you always. Keep writing what your feeling.

babygirl1011 said...
on Dec. 1 2008 at 4:53 pm
this is really amazing. its so descriptive and it shows raw emotion. people need to write things more like this, letting the feelings flow, rather than hide them. keep on writting. youve got a real gift.

kik said...
on Oct. 7 2008 at 12:32 am
that touched me really deeply, sounds a lot like my life. i'd really like to hear more poetry like this.

weak2strong said...
on Oct. 5 2008 at 8:19 pm
Amazing description! I could just see the scene in my mind and feel your pain. Incredible!

on Sep. 14 2008 at 5:53 pm
wow, thats deep and revealing...it seems as though you're vunerable to every pain possible in the way you describe this scene. Awesom work :) keep on writing 'til the pencil breaks! lol

sophie said...
on Sep. 4 2008 at 2:31 am
beautiful, i loved it. the language was amazing great job

mia said...
on Aug. 31 2008 at 5:49 am
wow that was beatutiful ...i related to it so well it was an internal connection.. reading it..keep up the amazing work

jourdefete said...
on Aug. 24 2008 at 7:20 pm
What a beautifully sad poem. The last line gave me goosebumps!