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Girl Haunted

There once was a girl of seventeen
Treated like a queen with eyes of green
Everyone loved her but they did not know
That her shining confidence was only for show
They did not know she felt dead inside
She could not feel no matter how she tried
But everyone always showered her with love
And she did her best rise above
Those terrible feelings that would not end
No matter how many wanted to be her friend
They loved her face and loved her voice
So she felt as if she had no choice
But to pretend to be who they thought she was
This brought her no comfort so she turned to drugs
Whatever she could get, that's what she wanted
Each and everyday she felt more haunted
Haunted by the ghost of who she should be 
Haunted by the person she pretended to see
Time crept up on her, the years passed fast
Who she was now was a big contrast
To who she was or who she thought she had been
Now she did not know the person within
She only knew that death was close
And she secretly hoped for an overdose
That would suit her just fine she knew
It did not matter how fast time flew
Soon she would be dead and that's all that mattered
At least then she would not feel the shame while flattered
At least then she could finally rest in peace
And the pain of this life would permanently cease

A contest winner that was based on "Flower" by Soundgarden

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  1. Date: 9/7/2013 10:05:00 PM

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 7:50:00 AM
    What a poor little girl you wrote about. where did your motivation come from for this? Good poem, sad story... MC

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 12:49:00 AM
    Wow!! What a write April, full of sheer emotional distress,,, very vivid picture of the turmoil, being something that one is not, captured very eliquent in this well written poem...excellent write, really enjoyed reading...thank you for sharing :) Cherie.