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My Traitor Inside

May 21, 2013
By Lanieloo SILVER, Bloomington, Illinois
Lanieloo SILVER, Bloomington, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake. ~Henry David Thoreau

There's this thing,
This creature,
A traitor inside my mind.

It's intention
was not vengeance or
To take me down from the inside.

It meant to help,
To cope with the life
I was given.

It's a complex seed
That was planted long ago
And then grew into a weed.

seeds are everywhere,
And everyone has their traitor.

So when the time comes
To face your creature,
It will never peacefully leave.

Silence it, you may,
But rid yourself of it,

It's already set its roots,
Deep inside my mind,
But someday you and I will meet,
My traitor inside.

The author's comments:
This is meant to explain how I view my anxiety. Over the course of my pre-teen and teenage years I have been able to pinpoint what caused me to develop anxiety. I wasn't born an anxious person and I was never uptight. It was a seed that had been planted by someone very close to me and it grew into the creature I now have to live with.

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