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When I was a kid they told me as a kid that monsters weren't real;
that if I didn't believe in them they couldn't hurt me.
I learned to lie by example.
I smile at everyone till my teeth hurt.
Yellowed by all the deception,
it's more of a grimace these days.
A gesture to prove I have teeth.
I tell everyone I'm okay.
My roommates, my lovers, my parents,
the councilor I always said I'd go to but never did ...
my friends, my goldfish, my rats,
the complete strangers who are staring at me.
I assure them that I'm fine.
I say it and I ignore all the signs that things might just be falling apart.
I push aside all the thoughts of clinical things like manic-depression
and why all the pills on tv that say they'll make everything better
but also say they might just make me want to kill myself.
I take the pink ones that help me sleep.
When I was child they told me the monsters were only in my head.
Well, that part might have been true.
| This was a fairly easy read. Part of that is probably because it was written almost as a monologue- something that could be heard in conversation. I also found it funny that you mentioned your pets in it. Good job.||| Posted on 2010-12-15 00:00:00 | by ParanoidParadox | [ Reply to This ] || Hehe I really enjoyed reading this. brought me back to the old days. I think that the teeth line is my fav as well. And the pink pills i do believe are ambien? this was good and i look forward to reading more!||| Posted on 2010-12-14 00:00:00 | by Di Re Rakord | [ Reply to This ] || i think as we grow older everyone learns that our parents werent really right when they said monsters werent real. because their are monsters in the world. good write.||| Posted on 2010-12-11 00:00:00 | by scardnscared | [ Reply to This ] || i love the "t's more of a grimace these days. |
A gesture to prove I have teeth" i enjoyed this a lot thanks. john oh
|| Posted on 2010-12-10 00:00:00 | by bigohhh1 | [ Reply to This ] |