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Whats wrong?

May 17, 2022
By TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
“The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." I guess that means we're just products of whoever made us and we don't have much control. The thing is, when people use that phrase, they ignore the most critical part: the falling. Within the logic of that saying, the apple falls every single time. Not falling isn't an option. So, if the apple has to fall, the most important question in my mind is what happens to it upon hitting the ground? Does it touch down with barely a scratch? Or does it smash on impact? Two vastly different fates. When you think about it, who cares about its proximity to the tree or what type of tree spawned it? What really makes all the difference, then, is how we land.”
― Val Emmich, Dear Evan Hansen


Whats wrong?

Whats wrong you ask?

Every time i put on a mask

I feel like im fading

Into the scene

The one you reconize 

Was never me

Its the face i put on

To give the idea

Of strength, hope, and light

In the night

But my friends know this charade

This absolute mess

Of which ive made

Im always strong

And tipping the edge

Off the cliff

And down the chasm 

Look on up i see the schism

That i have left 

In the dark

By faking my strength

By losing my heart

From letting the darkness take control

And constantly keeping a face of stone

Even when i fall apart

I say im okay

I lie to my heart

Im breaking down

Piece by piece

Im on my last rope

Cutting the strings

Falling into the pit 

A pit we give a name

That we ignore like the rain

Except the rain isnt so clear

It dosnt shine far or near

Im grasping again for the rope

For a hand to just help me cope

With the dark 

Thats all-consuming

If you didnt know yet

Ill lay down the cards

Depression is winning

With a royal strait 

As its arrow through the heart.


The author's comments:

People arent fine all the time. The question of "whats wrong?" is overused and far far to complicated to answer. I dont know whats wrong, and i doubt i can fix it either.


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on Jun. 17 at 9:03 am
CaliFranceGurl648 GOLD, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look."

– Meghan Markle

It surely is overused. so true and very relatable