Panic | Teen Ink


July 5, 2011
By JustEmily PLATINUM, Cicero, Indiana
JustEmily PLATINUM, Cicero, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
That's HAWT!

Razor sharp pain
slices through my
porcelain skin

My tears, like
blood, drip down
my cheeks.

Uncontrollable is
what I become.
Claws, slashing.
My arms bear the

Eyes clamped shut
I scream.

Scream it all
away. Pain, worry,
fear. Gone.

But not for long.

Panic loves to visit.
Invisible by day,
but it’s at night
that it comes out
to play.

Tight, constricting.
Panic’s claws
wrap protectively
around my throat.

Steady breathing
no longer comes
easy and gasps
are all that’s given.

Air. Sweet at last.
After panic has slithered away into
the shadows.

But he won’t be
gone for long.


Blinding fear becomes
a weapon in my hand. Panic tells me
the only way to escape
is to use that weapon.
On myself.

Will I?

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This article has 3 comments.

on Jul. 14 2011 at 4:04 pm
NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The only thing holding us back in life is our desire to stay where we are and not venture further.
~Some random person on the Internet :P

Despite being kind of depressing, this is a great poem. I think you could maybe improve the lines a little bit... like the fifth stanza could be:

Scream it all away.

Pain, worry, fear.


Overall, though, it's a very nice piece of work :)

on Jul. 12 2011 at 4:12 pm
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

hauntingg. i love this

Mystiecub said...
on Jul. 11 2011 at 6:28 pm
This poem, like several others you've written, made me think. Very nice