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homeless

June 13, 2014
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


no longer am I this little girl,
hiding in the corner of a
closet
that's never been opened

the exposure might kill me,
but then again,
I've spent my whole life preparing
for the escape
of my
mind

tired of living within myself, unable to scream
even when I'm alone in
my car

terrified of my own voice
and what it might be
capable of

but I never expected this stumbling block,
never heard it taught
in class

this black weight pressing my skin from all sides,
making me unable to think
or set my feet on the floor
in the morning

yet despite this scar mangling my baby-soft skin,
I'll try to rediscover
who I was
before

when getting out of the closet still
seemed like the most
of my worries

and I had no idea what it's like
to be homeless


The author's comments:
This is about...me, and my personal journey so far. By coming out of the "closet" I do not mean "gay" — it's a metaphor for my mind, and being very introverted. The poem starts out that way and then delves briefly into what it's like to live with depression, and how hard it is, while recovering, to remember your own personality. You feel "homeless" or that you've lost your mind. Hope you can see the connection :). Usually I don't explain my poems, but I wrote this so that maybe someone could relate and feel that they're not alone.

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on Aug. 2 2014 at 12:39 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you, that means a lot

on Jul. 10 2014 at 2:50 pm
Ariel_Fluffyy SILVER, Los Angeles, California
7 articles 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You May Encounter Many Defeats But You Must Not Be Defeated" By- Dr. Maya Angelou

I really enjoy reading this! You have amazing writing 


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