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She Cried

       She cried, She died inside over and over again, She was trapped in herself 
and she had no way of escaping. Taking drugs to dull the mud that's been in her 
eyes 
for years. She's so far away from reality that it's like she is constantly 
sleeping. 
She has to remind herself what's fictional and what's fact because the 
hallucinations wouldn’t  let her breath, they’d lie to her every chance she gets. 
Turning her mom into a monster not butterflies suddenly this high becomes a 
nightmare. One she had been fighting for so long, 16 and still traveling the same 
rode as so many younger than her. She didn't listen to all the voices that tried to 
tell her what she was missing because truly reality is the thing that makes life 
worth living. To her reality was the guy who had raped her constantly when she was 
young, Why choose reality when you could live in a dream world where everything had 
excuses. Not only could she not recognize the girl who cried constantly in the 
mirror but she'd done so many things to herself that even her eyes were a different 
color. 
It hurt so bad not to remember so she continued to fade until soon it seemed 
better. 
In an idiotical world where there were always smiles, It wasn't until she got help 
that she realized the real world was never always pleasant. It was filled with hate 
and lies and pain but that's something real and something she needed to face. 
Something she needed to open her eyes to, life would never be cake and she couldn't 
have her victory without tasting poison at least once. So when the tears dried and 
the wounds healed she signed up for a special thing a thing called GED and she got 
it.

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  1. Date: 5/23/2009 11:21:00 PM

    Shahana, congrats with this amazing feature this week...Raul

  1. Date: 5/23/2009 10:55:00 PM

    congrats on being featured, powerfully emotional piece. beautiful sad words, great poetry! <3 madison

  1. Date: 5/23/2009 3:46:00 PM

    Congrats Shahana on your ballad "She Cried" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 5/23/2009 5:17:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poem being featured, sad ballad, James

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 2:04:00 PM

    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Keep writing, Love and Hugs, Dane

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 10:49:00 AM

    Good one!

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 9:17:00 AM

    you are such a great poet… I love the imageries… this piece is good. Keep writing… thanks for sharing this Congrats on a well deserved feature.

  1. Date: 5/18/2009 6:20:00 AM

    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar