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Antidepressants: Safe Haven or Dangerous Hell?

June 17, 2014
By SabrinaFaire SILVER, Odenville, Alabama
SabrinaFaire SILVER, Odenville, Alabama
5 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You aren't going to impose the patriarchal paradigm on ME." Alaska Young

Full art memoirs, empty thou heart.
Light exterior; interior, dark.
Mind is spinning; head, backtracking.
Heart is pounding, but thy pain, why lacking?

Throb of thy head; ringing of ears.
Races of hearts, thy lingering of fears.
Eyes do not well, pain is figured extinct;
Thou perceive in your fantasies as though thou lacking a link.

Appears as miracle,
however, taken quite literal,
'no pain' echoes of bliss,
til thou feels to be entrapped in a
blank abyss.

The author's comments:
You see commercials on television and ads on the internet. But what does artificial happiness really feel like? Pure bliss, or blank abyss?

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This article has 15 comments.

on Jul. 12 2014 at 9:01 pm
malloryryan07 BRONZE, Brookwood, Alabama
1 article 0 photos 29 comments
Great poem! I love the way you used certain words to give the poem a gloomy feel yet you managed to give it a really unique vibe

on Jul. 11 2014 at 10:36 pm
sarahcarp63 DIAMOND, Denver, Colorado
51 articles 2 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
'The really important people in life have a way of coming back to you'
'Good enough isn't good enough'
'You don't have to be sick to get better'
'Come what may and love it'

This is so relatable

on Jul. 11 2014 at 12:03 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 like this! Great Job!!!

on Jul. 10 2014 at 12:15 pm
WritinGirl PLATINUM, DeKalb, Illinois
20 articles 0 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou

nice job! I am impressed...keep it up!

on Jul. 8 2014 at 11:34 am
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
325 articles 10 photos 1165 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Nice one! I really LOVED the topic and the truth, along with the author's note. Please keep writing!

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on Jun. 29 2014 at 3:40 pm
lydia.w GOLD, Myerstown, Pennsylvania
11 articles 7 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was always an unusual girl.
My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean...
And if I said I didn't plan for it to turn out this way I'd be lying...
Because I was born to be the other woman.
Who belonged to no one, who belonged to everyone.
Who had nothing, who wanted everything, with a fire for every experience and an obsession for freedom that terrified me to the point that I couldn't even talk about it, and pushed me to a nomadic point of madness that both dazzled and dizzied me.

Nice format and word choice. I that you had this idea, this is really good!

on Jun. 29 2014 at 9:28 am
Anna141 PLATINUM, Yarmouth, Maine
23 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain."


This poem is really intriguing!

on Jun. 27 2014 at 7:07 pm
Vallichor SILVER, Bloomington, Indiana
7 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everyone goes through hardships, we just have different stories.

Very unique! I was pleasantly surprised by your word choice.

on Jun. 27 2014 at 9:54 am
giraffe777 BRONZE, Oakdale, Minnesota
1 article 0 photos 2 comments
This is so good! I like your word choice.

on Jun. 27 2014 at 9:48 am
Sissybug2012 PLATINUM, Union, Missouri
36 articles 0 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"the greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return." -MOULIN ROUGE (song lyrics)


on Jun. 26 2014 at 2:21 pm
MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
1 article 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.

I like the style of this poem- the way you used the colons and commas. 

on Jun. 26 2014 at 12:49 pm
WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
5 articles 0 photos 266 comments
i agree, i also love this and the way it's written :) like the rhyming a lot too

HudaZav SILVER said...
on Jun. 23 2014 at 5:49 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 390 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

I absolutely love this and the underlying message.  Amazing work!

on Jun. 22 2014 at 10:41 pm
SabrinaFaire SILVER, Odenville, Alabama
5 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You aren't going to impose the patriarchal paradigm on ME." Alaska Young

Thank you so much for the criticism!

on Jun. 22 2014 at 9:16 pm
Luv4Ever SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
A miracle is just another name for hard work
-Minho in "To The Beautiful You"

once again beautifully written aside from a few meter issues. keep up the good work^^