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One Thousand Stairs

January 8, 2009
By BethA GOLD, Ballarat, Other
BethA GOLD, Ballarat, Other
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Favorite Quote:
God gives with one and takes with another.

I wish I could run up one thousand stairs, say sorry and fall,
I wish I felt like something, though I'm not anymore.
As I fall I want to feel something I never knew existed
That feeling that would leave my heart forever flattered.
I wish I could tell people why I'm doing this,
How hard it became and you thought it was bliss.
I said that I tried and unfortunately you all believed me,
Was it because I was just that way or because I wasn't ready?
For a second there I honestly believed in myself,
I believed that I could truly become something else.
I failed you all, him and most importantly including me,
Write this write that, understand this, why can't you see?
As hard as I tried to concentrate and tried to learn,
It never seemed to stay and this was my biggest concern.
That with my problem I could never get any where,
So why am I wasting both our time while I could be running up one thousand stairs?
When I was young, you said I was amazing and great,
I soon became nothing, dumb with no fate.
One night I decided to sleep just for once,
Dream what I wanted and see what's above.
I spent days wondering about the thousand stairs,
If running was worthwhile to escape from my nightmares.
I travelled up them though it took me a long time,
Goodnight everybody, wish me a good afterlife.

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This article has 3 comments.

ChaChaCha said...
on Jan. 18 2009 at 10:37 am
This is a really sad, but well written poem.

It would be a shame to know that anybody would feel like this, but if they have, it has obviously inspired them to write about it and move on.

I find this a sad, yet moving poem. In fact, in some way, it has inspired me to some extent.

Good job for the writer, I wish them well and hope they get into the Teen Ink Magazine!

SarahVi said...
on Jan. 17 2009 at 1:06 pm
love it!

Nick123 said...
on Jan. 16 2009 at 3:59 pm
I think that this would have to be one of the most wonderful poems I have ever read in my entire life.

I think that this is fantastic and should totally be entered into the magazine!