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Annabelle

Annabelle

I know a girl,
That lives in the dead end of town.
She has thorns in her flower crown,
And is really broken deep down.

It’s a shame that no one notices,
The tears in her eyes,
Or scars on her thighs,
But maybe they just don’t care.

She forces herself to keep smiling,
Even though she knows she’s drowning,
And she might not be able to win,
But for now she is your selfie queen.

She has been going through a hard time,
Not everything is fine.
But it’s not a crime,
To take your time and cry.

She is failing at school,
And is also gossiped about.
Ignored by all the fools pretending to be cool,
Now tell me what you’ve heard around.

Being this age is tough,
And from what I’ve heard America is rough.
But you’re gonna get older,
Soon high school will be over.

It is Hell,
I am going to agree.
But it’s not for long,
Soon you’ll be gone and free.

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Gerard McGowan

Great first entry kyriakos, bullying is just one of those things that I don't think will ever go away, as long as there are humans around.

Welcome to Cosmo.

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Kyriakos

Thank you! I completely agree...

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Imtisal Fatima

High school can be the worst I totally get it or even any place where lots of different people gather.
It's like a breeding ground for negative emotions and such.
An awesome first poem!
I hope you keep posting and I hope maybe the Cosmofunnel family can get you inspired and motivated to write more awesome amazing pieces that are probably already waiting in your head :)
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Kyriakos

I think age and hormones also contribute to the fact that children start becoming so vicious. Thank you so much! I hope so too, I'm on the quest to find motivation and inspiration :)

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Ella

WOW!! amazing poem! the way you write captures attention!! amazing!!

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Kyriakos

Thank you Ella for your kind words! :)

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Kyriakos....I remember the teen years and how hard it is to find your identity when the environment around you can be overwhelming with what you face to get there.Β  It is sad that so many teens struggle with depression and put on a front that they have it together, but they are really having a hard time in this world.Β  You portrayed this affliction perfectly in your write's description.Β  Very emotional to read.Β  I wish I could reach out to the girl and tell her, "Hang in there!Β  It gets better!Β  There is life after high school!"Β  The world can be a cruel place to try to sort through.Β  I never understood the mentality of bullies.Β  Great write!Β  Β Welcome to Cosmo!Β  I can tell I will enjoy your work.Β  xo ;)Β 

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Kyriakos

Hi Cherie, thank you for your kind words. Annabelle was one of my first Instagram followers and she was having a hard time. I had just finished high school so I knew what it was like and that was why I wrote this poem to help her realise that whilst we do go through hard times, life is beautiful. You'll be glad to hear that she has now finished high school, has a boyfriend and is generally doing a lot better in all aspects of her life :)

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Dmitri Rudder

Sometimes the world around us,
can seem just a little cold,
like when we've found each other,Β 
something vital was sold,
the strings that bind us together,
each person to another,
might tighten over time,
and then, slowly, start to smother...

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Dmitri Rudder

Thought you might : ) A warm welcome to you, My Friend, may your roads lead you to warm sands.

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