Poison | Teen Ink


May 16, 2014
By currently_liddell GOLD, Derry, New Hampshire
currently_liddell GOLD, Derry, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Poison drips from my lips,
I slowly drip my head back as I drink.
Slowly I wait.

Shouldn’t it have worked by now?
The way I see it
Everything kills.
Everyone dies for one reason or another.

Why should I hang on when I have nothing to keep me here?
When you took it from me again,
That last piece of dignity I was holding on to.

Selfish people need to hold on to everything,
I don’t need everything.
Just a piece,
Just enough to hold on to, until it works; until I die from the poison you feed me daily.

The author's comments:
Okay, it sounds bad I know. But I promise you it's not about suicide. It's about pollution and bullying. Now that you know the truth go back I DARE YOU. Read it again, do you see it?

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on May. 27 2014 at 2:21 pm
WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
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I like the way you emphasize this persons' lack of real care for what they're doing to themselves and the Earth because of some past experiences of bullying or 'took from me again that last piece of dignity'. It's a good way of expressing carelessness and making people think, 'am I like that? Do I do things I shouldn't? Should I change?' When u mentioned pollution and bullying in ur comment, it made a lot more sense to me. My only critisizm is that without the comment, it seems a bit like suicide. Other than that, i really like this :) could u please comment and rate my article goodnight and poem sometimes in return if u have time? Thanks