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A Teenage Story

A Teenage Story

A Poem by ohsograceful
"

that no one will hear

"

all my lies about being fine

I swallow like knives

So they can stab me in the back when I’m not looking.

I’ve spent my life

Learning to cut myself smaller

So that even my lungs have no room to breathe.

It’s not a suicidal impulse, if it involves an artistic instinct.

After three months of sliding glances

I’ve finally become a shell of glass,

To the point strangers will cut themselves on my jagged edges

Without even knowing what happened.

My throat, so filled with acid deception

That even “I love you”

leaves charred skin on the ones I care for most.

If I have a daughter, I will give her my arrows.

I'll tell her to shoot down each star

And swallow them like bloody razors,

If only she would not know the agony

Of wishes unfulfilled.

Torment so plain,

that God can see the spasms from heaven

because after years of practice carving myself smaller

I’ll soon have no more flesh to work with


© 2017 ohsograceful



Author's Note

ohsograceful
I wrote this when I was 16 and even though it's a bit cliched, I wanted to put it up.

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This is a nice poem in the way it flows with vivid picturesque metaphors.

WELL DONE

Posted 6 Months Ago


I’ve finally become a shell of glass, Great line can i use it? just kidding I look back at stuff I wrote years ago sometimes I see me other times still not yet resolved. I wonder sometimes if the poet lives the poem or just interprets it. I like this one!!!

Posted 8 Months Ago


ohsograceful

8 Months Ago

I think a poem is a photograph taken at the time it was written. That picture can be of the poet or .. read more

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Added on November 22, 2017
Last Updated on November 22, 2017
Tags: teenager, angst, story

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