Musing | Teen Ink


December 15, 2010
By A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that's within us - it's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Nelson Mandela

Hold hands, but
Let go quick.
Should we break
Or should we stick together?
Work this out?
I doubt myself.
I cant see the light at the end.
I bend my rules,
My standards.
I dont even know this guy.
Why can't I try to hold on
For as long as it lasts?
But people pass their ideas
By my ears.
I hear them,
And all I thought I knew
Falls apart.
I start to doubt again.
My friends support,
But others tell me
It is wrong.
How long can I continue?
This experiment
May mean my end.
Just send these overthinking thoughts
Let me be
To see where this goes.
I know I am young.
You think I know
But something must give.
Let me live
My life
Taking chances,
Change circumstances.
I can't balance these thoughts,
Dont know what to believe.
Am I deceived?
I dont trust my heart
Or my mind.
This kind of torment
Is the worst.
I thirst for true connection,
Not this fabled misconception.
I seek redemption,
an intervention,
Can I escape this,
Make this go away?
Do I want to stay
Deep down inside?
Abide here a while.
A chance to love,
A chance to smile,
To seek a deeper level with someone-
With him.
To trim my ignorance,
Gain experience,
What's really the point of this?
I don't want to trip
And fall.
And never come up again.

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