Daily Archives: April 13, 2015

Teen Poetry – Emily – Depression / Dear Mom

Depression

It was in third grade when I met her

She had crazy hair

But, I didn’t care.

We became best friends in 4th grade

She told me everything

She hated everything

She hated herself the most

I tried to help her

But she denied

She truly hated herself

I felt bad.

I really wanted to help

She denied every compliment she got

She would smile

But everyone knew it wasn’t real.

She tried to be happy

But it didn’t work out.

She cried day and night

She hated herself

And her life

She soon realized that pain felt good

She hid her cuts so no one saw

We soon found out everything

I checked up on her everyday

I tried to help, I really did.

She seemed happy and thankful

But…it was all a lie

She was the same as before

She realized this wasn’t the right place for her

She left…

I didn’t even get to say goodbye

Or wish her to be happy there

She was gone as fast as lighting

We all cried

But we all saw it coming

It wasn’t a big surprise

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Kristy’s Fave – Ego Tripping – Giovanni

Ego Tripping (there may be a reason why)

by Nikki Giovanni

I was born in the congo
I walked to the fertile crescent and built
the sphinx
I designed a pyramid so tough that a star
that only glows every one hundred years falls
into the center giving divine perfect light
I am bad

I sat on the throne
drinking nectar with allah
I got hot and sent an ice age to europe
to cool my thirst
My oldest daughter is nefertiti
the tears from my birth pains
created the nile
I am a beautiful woman

I gazed on the forest and burned
out the sahara desert
with a packet of goat’s meat
and a change of clothes
I crossed it in two hours
I am a gazelle so swift
so swift you can’t catch me

For a birthday present when he was three
I gave my son hannibal an elephant
He gave me rome for mother’s day
My strength flows ever on

My son noah built new/ark and
I stood proudly at the helm
as we sailed on a soft summer day
I turned myself into myself and was
jesus
men intone my loving name
All praises All praises
I am the one who would save

I sowed diamonds in my back yard
My bowels deliver uranium
the filings from my fingernails are
semi-precious jewels
On a trip north
I caught a cold and blew
My nose giving oil to the arab world
I am so hip even my errors are correct
I sailed west to reach east and had to round off
the earth as I went
The hair from my head thinned and gold was laid
across three continents

I am so perfect so divine so ethereal so surreal
I cannot be comprehended except by my permission

I mean…I…can fly
like a bird in the sky…