Warriors | Teen Ink


June 11, 2021
By camilleteenink BRONZE, Brentwood, New Hampshire
camilleteenink BRONZE, Brentwood, New Hampshire
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This is for the overthinkers 

The ones who think about what they say

Before, after, and while they’re saying it

The ones who can’t stop thinking about something they did or didn’t do months ago

I didn’t wave to the college intern that worked in my middle school math class

I still think about why I should’ve

Yesterday while I was walking through the hall I cut someone off

I thought about it for the next 5, 10, 15 minutes

This is for the overthinkers 

The ones who doubt even the simplest decisions              

When should I make the decision to be halfway done with the baby blanket I’m knitting

An easy decision to make

Not for me

This is for the overthinkers 

The ones who worry about what people think of them

When I walk alone in the hallway I worry

Will someone think I don’t have any friends

Do people think that I am weird

Are they talking about me with their friends

This is for the worriers

The ones who worry about their life

Will I live life to the fullest

Will I get a good job

Will I feel happy when my life is wrapping up

This is for the overthinkers 

The ones who worry about dying 

Laying awake at night worrying

Is my life going to be remembered

What if I die before I am ready

What happens to me when I die

This is for the overthinkers 

I worry that I am not spending enough time with my sister before she leaves for college

I worry that I talk too much

Then I worry that I don’t talk enough 

Then I worry that people will judge me for what I am wearing

Or saying 

Or doing

I worry and I think 

I can’t make small decisions or big ones

This is for the overthinkers 

The ones who think about a decision until they can’t think about it anymore

The ones who think about something until it takes up their entire lives

I finished an extended learning opportunity in November

Just now I am deciding to actually complete my project

My project consumed me like an untamed torrent

I talked with my parents about it 

I thought about it during class

During my free time

When I was supposed to be asleep 

This is for the overthinkers, worriers, and overanalyzers

The ones who think about what they’re saying, doing, or thinking 

While they are 

Saying, doing, and thinking it

The author's comments:

This piece is all about a very prominent part of my life which is my ability to overthink things very extensively. I have trouble making decisions and I doubt those decisions all the time. I decided to write this poem with a prompt from the poem Shake the Dust by Anis Mojgani who writes a poem for everyone. I wanted to write a poem for a certain group of people so that they felt a connection to someone else that goes through the same thing as them. I think that hearing that you are not alone is one of the most important things and it can really help you. I hope that if I do get published this poem can help other people feel that there is always good that comes out of bad which is what the ending of my piece is trying to get at. 

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on Jun. 15 at 8:39 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"

you should have made the title 'worriors' bc play on words

on Jun. 15 at 12:19 pm
Inconspicuous-Turnip, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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