Drowning | Teen Ink


April 21, 2014
By Katgirl SILVER, Fruitland, Idaho
Katgirl SILVER, Fruitland, Idaho
8 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
You'll never catch it if you never let go

I can't think
my mind is numb
my heart is pained
and pumping fast beneath
my very own hot sticky skin
I can't breathe
I want the pain to end
I want the voices to stop
I'm drowning
you can't hear me
Why can't you here me?
I'm practically shouting
I'm hitting the surface with
hard kicking screams
but you don't care
Why should you care?
you have yourself to worry about
that's what us humans do
we're so selfish
so helpless
I'm selfish
I want to be happy
but I don't want to stop drowning
If I do
I'll never be the same
I won't think beautiful
creative thoughts
I won't be different
So for now I'll be me
and I'll feel
even though it's a painful
way to live

The author's comments:
I'm submerged in depression right now. I feel like this; you would know if you've ever been.

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on May. 8 2014 at 12:55 pm
GhostMatrix SILVER, Bradenton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Live Each Day To The Fullest. -Quote From Somewhere Else-

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This piece has so much emotion.   To be honest, I don't know much about depression.  I think its like when you get sad alot, but it might be more than that.   I liked the words you used.         Good Work.     Keep Writing.

on May. 2 2014 at 1:31 am
nithyaswaminathan BRONZE, Pleasanton, California
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well hello talent <3

on May. 1 2014 at 9:05 pm
Love2Read72 PLATINUM, Kentfield, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Taylor Swift

I can't totally relate to this, but the fact that you wrote about such a diffecult thing is inspiring. You didn't write about something false for the sole purpose of writing a poem, you wrote about something hard. Also, it is written beautifully.