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Teen Crisis - Poem by APPHIA GARCIA

Lost in a world of my own
Trapped in a body that feels foreign, I have no control.
Emotions are ripping me apart
Battered and bruised inside yet smiles on the outside.
I seem so positive and sure acting like I know what I want
Young ones see me as an example of what they want.
In reality negativity overwhelms me, invades my privacy and messes up
my entire mentality.
I am in pain!
I say Apphia never lose but this battle is one I never expected.
I am fighting myself, Apphia wants to kill and get rid of Apphia but exactly which Apphia must win?
It's the lowest point in all my years of living.
How do I get out of this precipice?
Slowly I'm losing myself, I'm losing my purpose, losing my joy, I question my sanity because I feel I'm losing my mind too.
But I am afraid, afraid it just might be the start of losing my life.
I am screaming out and no one hears me, they can't grasp the intensity of my hurt, they just don't hear me.
I am crying out, I am crying out!
Will someone free me.
I am enslaved, my hands are tied behind my back, I am helpless I am hopeless.
I would like someone to liberate me from these shackles and handcuffs of confusion. Please liberate me!
I can't see my way, my path is blurred, my future is not clear
All I can rely on is divine intervention via prayer.
Some brotherly love and direction from above along with Godly fear
have me standing today.
Now I am sincerely positive, sincerely sure and I stand sincerely strong.
I stand today sincerely strong.

Written: 30/10/08

Comments about Teen Crisis by APPHIA GARCIA

  • Atasha WilliamsAtasha Williams (9/13/2016 11:59:00 AM)

    Honest and heartfelt words, I myself have gone thru that phase in life, but as with everything, time heals.
    It's good that you turned to the only place I believe anyone can find peace an solace. An that is in God.
    Thank you for sharing

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  • Mark Anthony St. Rose (10/27/2011 10:30:00 AM)

    i like it. its honest and filled with emotion. its unstructured though which could be a good thing, that is to say stepping out of the confines of traditional poetry. it felt though at time you were just venting as if writing a journal, losing the poetic effect. but to me it was good because i read the entire piece twice. (Report)Reply

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  • Hans VrHans Vr (10/6/2011 9:22:00 AM)

    This poem expresses intense feelings of being lost.
    Feeling lost is quite normal
    Anguish and fear assoicated with it is quite normal
    Sometimes noticing the 'small' blessings in life
    like a sunrise or the sound of the sea can really bring us back on track

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 6, 2011

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