Asylum | Teen Ink


January 31, 2010
By zombieattack BRONZE, Winslow, Maine
zombieattack BRONZE, Winslow, Maine
3 articles 1 photo 17 comments

If you should feel any fear,
Just squeeze my hand.
If you should need anything,
Ask me by demand.

If you wanted to heal,
You would have done so.
And if you had said yes,
You lied and I know.

I've seen you there,
In your cocoon.
You'll be there again
So very soon.

If I had wanted to walk,
I'd get back on my feet.
If I had wanted to talk,
I'd stop feeling unique.

Should I want to sleep?
No, I can't close my eyes.
Should I want to weep?
No, I cannot cry.

I've been there
Like a refugee.
I'm on my way back.
It means nothing to me.

The author's comments:
About someone caring for a loved one with a mental illness. You won't grasp the meaning the first time, but the second time I think it will sink in a little more.

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on May. 8 2010 at 10:05 am
zombieattack BRONZE, Winslow, Maine
3 articles 1 photo 17 comments
It symbolizes the change in the life, the caretaker ends up in the state of mind as her patient:) I'm glad you noticed!

MinaFaith GOLD said...
on May. 8 2010 at 12:01 am
MinaFaith GOLD, Gardiner, Maine
11 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nothing in the world is single, all things by law divine, in one spirit meet and mingle, why not I with thine? - Percy Bysshe Shelly

I absolutely love it, however, I noticed your first three stanzas were written in ABCB rhyme sceme and last three ABAC format. Any reason?

on Apr. 16 2010 at 8:59 pm
lifeisajourney GOLD, Coronado, California
18 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey not a destination..."
"Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life in a clearer view again."
"Only those who will go too far, can possibly find out how far one can go"

That is so deep I love the way u wrote it