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October 19, 2013


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I’m so tired of
Spilling out poetry
About being broken
I have enough bandages
To build me a rope up to heaven
(Or maybe even down to hell)

Perhaps they’re culminating
In the center of my chest
That would explain the
Weight of an anvil
That can’t be shaken

I’ve got a diagnosis
For that reason why
I’ve been leaving class every day
For two grueling weeks
I’ve got meds that don’t work
And confidential conversations
And a few scabs on my leg
From when I decided
To play with scissors

I’ve got a sadness towards myself
That I can’t expel
It’s an assailant in the night
Coming and going
Impossible to trace
No one understands it
I don’t understand it

I just want it to stop.
I want to disappear
Into a book
Or a journal page
And leave behind
The inexplicable tears

I’m tired of feeling weak
When everyone is telling me
How strong I am
And feeling ugly
When people tell me
That they think I’m beautiful
And not wanting to talk
When everyone is
By my side, lending an ear

Most of all, though
I just hate feeling tired.
Just a little poem based on inner ramblings...
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FlameAlive Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student General Artist
For critique from a member of Original-Lit: you have done a great job there. You have perfectly described the way a teenager feels and the imagery is excelent. The way you write is powerful, simple yet empowered by the great use of symbolisms throughout the entire poem. I have to say that this piece of work is absolutely amazing, able to touch the human heart.
xLuckyxFridayx13x Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! ^_^
FlameAlive Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student General Artist
IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
You explained the feeling of being tired of being tired quite well! I'm not a professional writer, but I think you should play with the lines a little. Maybe shortening or lengthening some will add emphasis. Also, try not to repeat the first words of the lines/sentences too much, unless it's meant to be there for emphasis, of course. It feels somewhat prose-like, though my poems are like that, too. Remember that poems can be more abstract, and the grammar doesn't always have to be correct. Your diction or choice of words is pretty strong, so I think that's your best thing. It helps describe what you're trying to say very well. By introducing the idea at the beginning and closing the poem with it, the poem is strongly bound together. Overall, it's pretty good, especially for "inner ramblings." Keep up the good work! I hope you don't take my criticism the wrong way, either; I'm just trying to help.
xLuckyxFridayx13x Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the critique! I really appreciate the detail you went into here. ^_^ It'll help a lot in the future.

Also, I'm not usually this prose-y in my poems but when it's a really personal poem, I tend to lose my typical structure and have at it. :) Thanks!
Kreatress Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know the feeling. I don't understand it- I just can't ever get enough sleep. Perhaps all my anxiety is interfering with the refreshing effect of sleeping. The part about feeling ugly and weak, I get that too. No matter what people tell me I am skeptical. Well. I guess what I am trying to say is that your poem is very relatable. Good work!
xLuckyxFridayx13x Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anxiety is a hard thing to deal with, I completely understand (though mine actually makes me want to sleep more, and I'm the type who doesn't need much sleep). Just hang in there, it'll be okay. And thank you very much :)
NemoX7 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013   Writer
For a poem based on inner ramblings this is exceptional. Feeling tired is a constant thorn in my side and this sums up that frustration perfectly. Exquisite work.
xLuckyxFridayx13x Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. Yeah, being tired of things is among one of the worst feelings to me.
PatternVSUser Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Inner ramblings make for good poetry though, and the imagery is great again.

The second-to-last verse is me exactly.
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