Inbetweeners | Teen Ink


September 3, 2014
By BethZ SILVER, Atlanta, Georgia
BethZ SILVER, Atlanta, Georgia
8 articles 0 photos 16 comments

I wasn't sure which I was more excited for 

Life or death

For the day that my living will finally mean more than existing 

Or for the day that it wouldn't matter whether I lived or existed 

For so long I lived in this inbetween state

Not exactly alive.

Not exactly dead.

I stayed there so long I forgot what the outside world looked like

Forgot how to live

Or maybe better yet how to die

I watched as one by one my fellow campers would pack up their things and leave.

But I never did.

I stayed not because I liked the inbetween

But because it was all I knew

This state of limbo was all I knew

But a few years back I packed up my bags 

Told myself I had to choose 

Life or death

But instead I sat there with my bags packed at my feet

But my feet attached to the ground

For years now the limbo has been both my life and my death.

The author's comments:

I only realized how true this way after I had written it. 

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BethZ SILVER said...
on Sep. 7 2014 at 6:24 pm
BethZ SILVER, Atlanta, Georgia
8 articles 0 photos 16 comments
Wow. Thanks!

on Sep. 7 2014 at 6:16 pm
PureDrawings BRONZE, Chandler, Arizona
3 articles 43 photos 230 comments
Wow. You put such emotion it was seeping through my computer. You did a great job. You made my throughts run wild but my mouth be silenced with aw. Great JOB!