Reasons | Teen Ink


March 19, 2010
By Madison_Speaks GOLD, Buff Bay, Portland, Other
Madison_Speaks GOLD, Buff Bay, Portland, Other
14 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Courage is the power to break free from the familiar

I've come to realize
How selfish my poetry can be.
For the most part my rhymes
Have been all about me.
And I can never seem to understand
Why anything ever goes wrong.
So I cant find a solution
To keep this pain from stinging too long.
My friends are all worried
Some disguise it with
Humor and all too
Obvious lies,
But for the life of me,
No matter how hard I try,
I cant shake this attachment
To sadness and this
Feeling of insane madness
That I latch my life to
And wrap my dreams around
And the dramatic music i play in the
Scenes in my head
Is way too profound.
Why cant I just swallow
The tears
Instead of letting appealing outsiders
Whisper sweet everythings in my ear?
I choose not to
Make things okay?
I'd kill myself before
I see that day.
So instead I drown myself
In lies and insane pleas,
Reaching out for attention
You always seem to give to me
Perhaps out of fear
That I might really be insane
So you ride alongside me
On this roller coaster of pain
All for nothing.
Everything we love will go up in flames
And you cant seem to put it out.
And I cant seem to respond to my name...
Is this how its going
To be forever?
I, the product of a mother
Who never seems to want to understand?'
I. the offspring of a father
Who expects to be worshiped on his command?
I, the sister
To a failure.
The last hope of pride
For a devoted business man and a broken bride?
Understand that I write
To make big things fade
Behind metaphors and
Worlds that I have made.

Understand that this is me
And every inch of me.
This is who I am
And, for years to come, will be.
I write so
We all can learn
and maybe unlock sealed
Chambers in my heart.
I write
To give you clues
That might help you to
Save me.
I write.
And all i ask
Is that you look
away and look past
The irrational titiles.
Look between the lines.
There are messages like
'please read' and 'help me'.
Answer the call.
I'm begging you.

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on Apr. 9 2010 at 2:15 pm
kelsey95 BRONZE, Naples, Florida
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That was one of the best poems i have read. I can really relate to it! Great job keep writing! 


Ale_18 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 9 2010 at 1:33 pm
Ale_18 BRONZE, Monte Vista, Colorado
3 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.

awsome poem loved it

on Apr. 8 2010 at 9:06 pm
crushed_vampire SILVER, Loving, New Mexico
8 articles 3 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
the whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion

This is a really good poem it like expresses feelings, i feel like i can relate, keep on writing.

on Apr. 8 2010 at 8:36 pm
Someone_Who_Is_Loved GOLD, Mount Forest, Other
10 articles 0 photos 82 comments

Favorite Quote:
This quote is one I made up.....
"You can't climb a mountian without a harness." It means that you can't go where you want to get in life without the help of your friends or family.

Love this! New favourite poem!

on Apr. 8 2010 at 5:35 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

Wow.  There is so much emotion in this.  Never feel guilty for writing about your own problems, because there is nothing wrong with that. 

on Apr. 8 2010 at 4:04 pm
destinedhearts SILVER, Waianae, Hawaii
6 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"with you by my side nothing is impossible" HE<i

i really liked it nice job!!

on Apr. 8 2010 at 1:01 pm
This is really good. I can relate completly to this.

Cheddar SILVER said...
on Apr. 8 2010 at 9:03 am
Cheddar SILVER, Grand Junction, Colorado
9 articles 0 photos 1 comment
Wow!! That was amazing! So true!! Great work! :)

on Apr. 7 2010 at 9:14 pm
Whisperer PLATINUM, O&#39Fallon, Illinois
24 articles 0 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be hated for who i am, than loved for who I'm not~Anonymous

No individual has any right to come into and out of this world without leaving distinct and legit reasons for having passed through.~Anonymous

i can definately relate to this. thank you for telling some of us what we can't tell ourselves. brilliant work :)

on Apr. 7 2010 at 10:19 am
hollyhottell DIAMOND, Redding, California
54 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
poetry is a diary written out loud

this is really really good. i feel like i can relate. you should check out my work

on Apr. 6 2010 at 2:09 pm
shelterisland GOLD, Montclair, New Jersey
14 articles 0 photos 175 comments

Favorite Quote:
-Biting's excellent. It's like kissing only there's a winner."-Doctor Who, The Tardis

wow, I LOVE this!!!!! it's really awesome, has great flow.

INnaturegirl said...
on Apr. 6 2010 at 7:25 am

wow just wow.

girlie this is amazing i LOVE it!!!!!!! <3 * <3 * <3 * <3 * <3 * <3 * <3

on Apr. 5 2010 at 9:37 pm
Mr_Anonymous SILVER, Ripon, California
5 articles 2 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"...There's no defense
except all the errors

-Excerpt from "Claws of Paradise" - C. Bukowski

A beautiful poem, I can relate to alot of what you are saying (or at least what I think you are saying).


I like the line "Whisper sweet everythings in my ear?" It speaks to me (which is a lazy way of saying it made me think about things that I would rather not go into now, in a new and different way. It changed the way I thought)

kysh15 said...
on Apr. 5 2010 at 7:36 pm
kysh15, Edmonds, Washington
0 articles 0 photos 57 comments
this is so beautiful, its amazing

on Apr. 5 2010 at 6:51 pm
kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
28 articles 10 photos 365 comments
DUDE. I love this, it's freaking awesome. The rhymes are so perfect and it flows and like... ! it makes me want to read it again, which i shall do.

Penelope GOLD said...
on Apr. 5 2010 at 4:18 pm
Penelope GOLD, Hillsborough, New Jersey
13 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
There comes a time when you have to stop thinking of yourself as the main character in your own story, but as the suppporting character in someone else's story.

I really like this and it reminds me of the writing style I had when I felt the way you do.  so you have something in common with someone else in the world, both your pain and your reaction to it.  You are not alone, and this time in your life will pass.  keep writing what you feel, and you will go far☺

on Apr. 5 2010 at 1:49 pm
enchanted4yu PLATINUM, Calabasas, California
24 articles 0 photos 103 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon"

This is so amazing and exactly how I feel about my writing sometimes. i hope you can get through what is bothering you and express it more with beautiful poems like this one