Alyssa Lynn


The Same - Poem by Alyssa Lynn

We’re walking on fire, thinking we won’t get burned, we’re walking on thin threads, thinking we won’t get hurt. We’ll rebel against everything you tell us to do, cuz in the back of our minds we swear “I’ll never be like you”

Gunna break all the rules, gunna act like we’re oh so cool, gunna run, run away, so you can’t judge us, or tell us not today, doesn’t matter anyway.

We take the same roads you’ve taken about a thousand times, only difference is we don’t say that we ever mind. Pacing back and forth thinking we might just change directions, too bad you scream and we lose all connections.

Gunna ride, ride this roller coaster till we get somewhere, gunna keep on acting like we don’t even care. Gunna keep on carrying the world on our shoulders…on our shoulders.

Drowning, screaming, in over our heads. Can’t see, can’t tell whether we’re alive or dead. Running, blinded by all the streets and sounds, trying and failing and you don’t wanna look down.

Don’t close your eyes, don’t walk away I need you. I know I try so hard not to say “I need you.” Don’t leave this place there’s another way. Although you don’t understand, I need you to lend out your hand, release the judgment and blame and for once remember how we were once the same.


Comments about The Same by Alyssa Lynn

  • (2/4/2010 11:47:00 PM)


    I think my mother would really appreciate this poem. And I love how any teenager (or anyone with parents) can read this and know exactly who the subject and speaker are without it being stated. I'm probably one of the last people you will see reaching out for my mother's hand, but, though I hate to admit it I do actually depend on and need her....... for the time being lol. Very well done,9.5 for a universally relatable subject (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 2, 2010



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