Elizabeth Tyease Collins

Rookie - 83 Points (December 22,1992 / Trenton, NJ)

I Don'T Like Noise - Poem by Elizabeth Tyease Collins

salty, emotional tears stream down
my cheeks as I dip myself into the water
hearing the world go silent,
and for a split second I felt the emotion of happiness...of tranquility.

I came back up,
and as I did I felt the sharp tantalizing cries of the voices,
telling me to be a figure,
telling me to be a daughter,
telling me to let it all end.

I can hear outside the bathroom door yelling
Parents going at it again,
times have changed again
by myself-I hate noise.

I look down in the tub at my feet and wiggle my toes,
to splash to I can't hear things breaking, the room shaking,
to get away from this hell that I call home.


Nothing but the sound of the water, like I was at the bottom of the ocean.
I hold my breath and I feel myself fading away,
I hear the yelling sounding so far far away.

I feel that sense of tranquility beckoning me in again,
telling me it's okay.
I close my eyes and everything is alright.
How it should be.

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  • (11/29/2011 7:45:00 PM)

    Don't let go of life. That's all I can tell you. You are an amazingly creative person. Use that in the RIGHT way, and your life can go so far. Like I said, I've seen so many girls just like you, ending up so happy. Just by being openminded. You'll be amazed. Treat people in a good way (with respect, care and love) and they will give you the excat same back, I promise you. I've seen it over and over. So many times. DARE to believe in yourself. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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