Insane | Teen Ink


February 9, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 631 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

You say
Chase the madmen away,
But it’s harder than it seems.
Slay the thought-thriving demons,
You say,
But it’s impossible when dreams
Act as their sanctuary.

Losing my religion,
Breaking down with lack of faith.
Is it better to feel pain
Than nothing at all?
Suddenly, answers don’t matter,
Suddenly madness snatches questions from my lips.
All I can hope to utter is two simple words:


Hollow and afraid,
No matter how hard I try,
I can’t seem to chase the madmen

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on May. 29 2014 at 11:13 am
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 373 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Quite honestly this is kinda how i feel at the moment and it's a brilliantly done poem, good job!

on Mar. 13 2014 at 9:55 am
orchidgurl13 BRONZE, Gurnee, Illinois
2 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Oh, what fresh hell is this"-Anonymous, on the subject of gym class

Yeah. Thought provoking.

on Mar. 12 2014 at 3:09 pm
RozaAlexander, Amory, Mississippi
0 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, & accepted by idiots.

this is an interesting piece. Its thought provoking to say the least.