Shut-Eye | Teen Ink


April 9, 2018
By Cecil BRONZE, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Cecil BRONZE, Fort Wayne, Indiana
3 articles 7 photos 26 comments

The sun pushes,

my eyelids closed.
I take the pills.
I learn to shut up.
It still burns me,
now and then.

The author's comments:

The burning societal suppression of expressions of both physical and mental illness is addressed in "Shut-Eye." After years of hiding my pain for others' convience, I finally expressed myself. Immediately afterwards, a decade-old disorder was announced to be cured in a month. I said nothing.

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mxlxdx SILVER said...
on Apr. 11 2018 at 10:34 pm
mxlxdx SILVER, La Habra, California
6 articles 5 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” --Barack Obama

I love it! The message is very thought provoking and I relate.

Cecil BRONZE said...
on Apr. 11 2018 at 1:07 pm
Cecil BRONZE, Fort Wayne, Indiana
3 articles 7 photos 26 comments
Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Thanks for commenting, I'm glad my poem was relatable to you. Don't let anyone make you feel like a burden.

on Apr. 10 2018 at 9:52 am
teenageoutcast5 BRONZE, Leawood, Kansas
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments
I understand how it feels to hide your problems from others, I also suffer from mental illness as a 17 year old girl.