Written by: Bryanna Williams

I am suffocating
And I just need to breathe
I'm smothered under pressure
I must be relieved.

Nothing I do is right,
Nothing they say is fair.
My life is not important,
Yes I'm living everyday.

I can't do what I want
I cannot stay put late
Here I sit and write this poem
To release my pain and hate.

I'm confused and I'm alone
I'm lost in my own mind.
No one will search beyond my looks
Too see what they might find.

So many thoughts confuse me,
Feelings I can't perceive,
In this time of adolescences
And I just need to leave.

None of it makes sense
None of this seems to be real.
And no one understands
The emotions that I feel.

I'm still suffocating
And I still need to breathe.
I'm smothered under feelings
Let me be relieved.