Please, Just Listen

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I ask you just to listen to everything I'm trying to say, no matter how hidden it is.

Submitted: May 17, 2016

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I grew up thinking that fear went only as far as being scared of the dark and of the monsters that lurked in my closets. 

Nevermind the fact he was hitting me for not wanting to go to bed that early or the fact that she was crying on the bathroom floor at night because her depression wasn't getting any better. 

As I grew up, those fears were still there, except this time the darkness was in my head and the monsters were the thoughts I knew everyone was thinking about me. 

Their opinions wrapped me in a blanket of hatred for the person I was becoming and for what the world was doing to me. 

How did our worlds turn from glass jars filled with fireflies to glass bottles filled with the only cure she could find?

I grew up thinking that what I said was never important and that I could never become something that made a difference. 

Nevermind the fact that my words were the only thing that kept me sane or the fact that writing was the only thing that made sense in school to me. 

As I grew up, my words became timid for fear that all of the monstorous thoughts flowing through peoples heads as I walked down the hallways trying to hide as much as I could of myself would suddenly attack me even though they had never heard my quivering voice before. 

Their opinions put a shadow over my voice and a lock on my words. 

How did our worlds turn from innocent handholding and stolen playground kisses to innocent glances that in the end led to even more heart break and fear?

I grew up thinking that this anxious, timid person I am today would never be listened to. So as you sit here now, please, just listen, because talking isn't something I do much now.


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