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The Effects of Society on Teens

February 5, 2019
By Brookie-cookie BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
Brookie-cookie BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
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He would always sit alone.

A book in his hand and specks on his eyes,

Was his disguise

From the pain inside


And even though no one ever really saw him,

We still brought him down.

More than enough to make him drown...


Im so tired of it all!

But, I guess, he was too.

Beacause even though we caused it,

He took the greatest fall.


They found him in the bathtub,

Full of blood and not so sober.

A letter on his dresser,

Reading: "I wish that I was better,"


Now, theres an empty seat in the back of our class

That no one ever fills

Because it belonged to an emptiee boy.

Who we all killed.


Now or then we'll hear his name

And we'll think back to a certain time or place.

Realize there was always something we could have changed, 

But now its too late.


He's already gone...

Will we ever take the blame?

The author's comments:

Everyday teens struggle with who they are. The teenage years are hard. This age is where you start to look at everyone around you and feel like maybe your just not enough. But its hard enough without people tearing yoi down. As someone who has had depression my entire life, and been bullied, the subject of suicide has been brought up many times. Many people arent as fortunate to be able to get the help I have received. The person I write about in this poem is just one scenario.

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on Mar. 6 2019 at 12:16 pm
Jordi2112 PLATINUM, Gardner, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
― Marilyn Monroe

I really love this. It feels so real. Almost everyone in these days has a personal connection to depression and suicide stories. I love this so much. I don't know how many times I could say it. Some constructive criticism: make sure your grammar and spelling is right. You might use the wrong form of your or you're. That's the only thing I could say that could possibly make your writing better. Keep at it! I love your stuff!

on Feb. 14 2019 at 1:50 pm
Brookie-cookie BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
4 articles 0 photos 9 comments
@lydiagerges I did and i was sure to give it an honest like and vote. It truly is a beautiful, powerful piece.

on Feb. 11 2019 at 12:46 pm
lydiagerges BRONZE, Franklin, Wisconsin
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i absolutely love this..such a powerful piece
it'd mean so much to me if you could check out my work and give some feedback!! xoxo