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Surrender Letter

April 30, 2014
By WynterPage95 ELITE, Monticello, Arkansas
WynterPage95 ELITE, Monticello, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"It's better to burn out than to fade away..." -Kurt Cobain

I will cease to think
Or feel
Or form any kind of opinion
That would separate me from the rest of

To blend into the concrete,
To shove my bones back into the wall
That I tried so desperately to climb out of,
I will give up.

I will surrender
All my dreams and hopes
So that they can show what is
real and truly possible
And important.

I don't have a good reason for any of this,
I don't feel it would be true.
All I know is that I'm tired
Of feeling unprioritized.

I don't know anything to really cry about,
I don't have anything to get my hopes down.
I don't even have anything to get my hopes up.
I don't have anything.

So I don't have anything to keep standing for.

I am invisible,
How can someone invisible do anything but
Blend in?

The author's comments:
I wrote this after my dad and I got in a huge fight over what I was doing with my life. I'm just finishing my freshman year of college and I'm majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and he got frustrated because I wasn't going to be a doctor or a lawyer or something. It frustrated me how he was saying that I was wasting my time and their money to just go to school and be in this fantasy, that I wasn't being real or smart and that I didn't have my priorities. At first I agreed with him and wrote this poem, but now that I've got a job and am making minimum wage and doing good in school I feel that I do have a hold of my life. How about that?

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