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The Other Side of Me

With the dagger-like sayings
Give the scars that were once vanished from the naked eye of he
As the dark shadows that carry the sinister phobias step toward me

The shell that gives me shelter disintegrates
My brain floods of cruel quarrels
As the dying heart shatters into shards of tears

I am deaf to those I tell my story to
As I remain in the dark hidden from the world

The Loving, Joyful memories turn to nightmares
I am a withering flower surrounded by ashes.

About this poem

This poem, was my first published poem. It's about people who are abused or mistreated by others. And you miss the times when things were in a better place. Special Message to anyone experiencing abuse: I cannot say that i have experienced what you are experiencing. For one because I have not seen what you have seen, heard what you have, felt things physically that you have. All i have is my memories to base my advice off of and my poems so i hope these provide you comfort and feelings of support. Even though the only answer that the USA decides to give you are if you talk about anyone harming you or you harming yourself you get sent to the crisis center. I would never want any of you fellow readers, to go there because it is a place that brings trauma and it is not a solution. The government should provides children, teenagers, adult, disabled humans, a comforting environment and this is not it. We want to express our feelings without being judged and if we say something violent you ask why, no one should ever be put in handcuffs for being their self. I hope the best for you all, Sincerely Cameron Rifkin. 

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Written on June 16, 2022

Submitted by rifkinlily on June 16, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 467
Words 89
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 2, 2

Cameron Rifkin

I am a ninth grader who goes to high school, and I am 15 years of age. I have autism and adhd, this is who I am and I am proud to be me.When I get upset or feel alone I write poems, that help me realize i am not alone. My poems are based off of my experiences, I am happy to share my life with you. So here is my poem.... more…

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