Finally Free | Teen Ink

Finally Free

February 1, 2016
By Writergirl009 BRONZE, Hudson, Ohio
Writergirl009 BRONZE, Hudson, Ohio
2 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Why is it that your voice is so loud?
You act so bashfully, but you love attracting a crowd.
Why is it that your smile is so broad?
You act as sweet as sugar, but I can tell you are a fraud.
How is it that I call you my friend?
You stated that our bond is unbreakable, but it is all pretend. 
I am done living in your shadow.
I am done not saying a word.
I am breaking free from your possession.
And I hope that will teach you a lesson.
To treat each person with respect.
To treat everyone with care.
Because what really matters in life.
Is always being there.
Whenever I asked you to talk.
You said that I didn’t deserve your attention.
Whenever I would start a conversation.
It is only yourself that you would mention.
I am finished living in the midst of your vicious lie.
And I believe I have made it very clear why.
I am through just being known as “ Your best friend”
Because I have a name that I want to defend.
Your opinions no longer have control over me.
I am reborn, I am confident, and...
I am free.

The author's comments:

What inspired me to write this poem was witnessing some kids at school. Some people are stuck walking in the shadows of their friends when they really have talents that they want to show. 

Similar Articles


This article has 2 comments.

on Apr. 2 2016 at 1:09 pm
Writergirl009 BRONZE, Hudson, Ohio
2 articles 0 photos 13 comments
Thank you so much! It really means a lot! Writing has always been an outlet for me, so I really appreciate the feedback!

on Feb. 8 2016 at 7:39 pm
I am so proud of the author, who happens to be my granddaughter. She is so talented in many ways, but her gift for writing has always been the light that shines the brightest. So proud of her!