People's Poems

Poetry can take one to a land of freedom. I find my peace here. When I am in treacherous or blessed times I can turn to writing to express myself in a way regular speech can not. I hope every other girl and boy can experience the joy I find in this activity. I only hope to share my words therefore sharing my life. I wish to dedicate this collection to my friends whom have always stayed by me and given me the strength to write, while rarely doubting my sanity.

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1. You Say

You Say

By: Colby J.F

You say that life's a game

But what's the outcome

Death, success, a sense of pride

What is left at the end to hide

You say that it's all a joke

But here I am about to choke

Losing, dying, have I lost

What is left and at what cost

You say everyone deserves respect

But here I am with hands around my neck

Gasping, crying, losing faith

What is this game, nothing safe

You say that I couldn't tell

But here I lay reminding myself of what fell

Pride, dignity, everything I earned

What is life if there's nothing to yearn

Authors Note:

As I wrote this when I was going though a hard time. I was dealing with the everyday horrid classmate. She attacked my friends and it got to the point where I was physically threatened. It seemed like the world was caving in on me like a dilapidated fortress. I was being slowly crushed by her words and actions and still to this day face her but now with a stronger tactic. I remember sobbing while chicken scratching this down in my journal. I figured this would be appropriate to begin my collection with. I am not a depressed cliché girl, but sadness can spark a flame a smile can't.

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