The Cold Years

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I wrote this after my geometry teacher humiliated me by reading something I wrote and dropped in the hallway in front of my class, then read my signature and gave it back to me. I was close to tears. All of my bottled up emotions wanted to come out. I wanted to sprint out of the classroom, out the front doors and cry. I didn't take notes that day. Instead, I wrote this as a bit of retaliation and telling myself I won't let others get to me, no matter how they humiliate me or make me feel less human than I am every day. Enjoy please..

Rip out my soul

Set it a-flame

Say nothing's different

Everything's the same


Bind my hands and feet

Gag me with a chain

Break all your promises

Watch me writhe in pain


Break everything in me

Push me to my knees

Make me beg for mercy

Screaming at you please


Laugh into my face

Tell me this is nothing

Do you see me crying?

This nothing is something


Yet I rise from my ashes

Brush away the tears

Somehow I'm still alive

After these long cold years

Submitted: March 31, 2012

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nice job:) really great description:)

Sat, March 31st, 2012 2:57am


Thank you :D I tried to describe it as accurately as I could(: Thanks for taking the time to read it, it means a lot to me(:

Sat, March 31st, 2012 1:38pm

fallen ninja

I sincerely hate teachers like that!
but aside from that this is a really good poem!

Tue, April 3rd, 2012 1:45am


So do I! He's always like that too. Always picking on students and sometimes making them feel so horrible about themselves their parents request that they don't have him as a teacher anymore. But thank you for reading this and giving me your feedback(: it really helps me out.

Wed, April 4th, 2012 2:02pm

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