Why I Write?...

I am a teenager

I am young but feel so old around my peers

I am alone with my elders I am whole

with the gossip I abhor-

my heart just seems to break.





j u s t t h r o w m e o f f.

Being a teen with depression is hard

poetry- not so much

One day I decided to add some ease to my life-

some calm,

some ... regularity, in a way.

For in writing, you can do whatever you want...

but in poetry moreso.

I am free to p.u,n'c`t~u*a;t-e however I choose

it does not even have to make sense to anyone but ME.

It is MY domane.

In my life, writing is the only thing I can c o n t r o l

if not my body,

if not my mind,

if not my life,

i control this one little piece.

this one little piece that nobody can take away from me.


MVP-Most Valuable Poet

you live to write

your write to live

let your vocie be heard

express yourself

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