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May 20, 2012
By Lizla BRONZE, Shelter Island, New York
Lizla BRONZE, Shelter Island, New York
2 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everyone struggles against despair, but it always wins in the end. It has to. It's the thing that lets us say goodbye." -Jeffrey Eugenides

Anxiety is a red wire;
it has no mind of its own,
it just relays messages that make
things run.
Red wires run through me.
They tell my feet where to step,
my hands where to touch,
my mouth what to say,
my ears what to hear,
my eyes what to see.
Red wires make my body shake
and my eyes stay open.
Red wires store memories,
clips of scary movies and
stories of gruesome deaths.
They grow irrational fears
of dying young
and growing old.
My red wires know how to control me.
They practice every day I'm alive,
they get bigger and stronger,
and steal nourishment from my
common sense.
My red wires are smart
for something without a mind.
They've created an entire being
that lives, breathes, and sleeps.
My red wires have created me.

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on Jun. 6 2012 at 9:14 pm
Basya44 PLATINUM, Brighton, Massachusetts
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I absolutely adore this poem. So abstract, yet brought to life with grace and skill. That takes a lot of talent. I would be thrilled if you could possibly give me some feedback on my poetry? Never stop writing. You are amazing.

on Jun. 6 2012 at 6:21 am
these-roses GOLD, Bristol, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
so many books, so little time

wow, i really like the uniqueness of this peice. its different but it works :)