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Coming of Age (standard:poetry, 346 words)
Author: LoriAdded: Jun 30 2009Views/Reads: 1321/685Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
In everyone's life there is a time to look deep inside to see what we're made of. We call it coming of age.

Coming of Age 

I'm so safe 

inside myself. 

Locked behind 

a secure wall 

of misery. 

Trapped by 

life's demands. 

I'm content to feel 

nothing and be numb. 

Satisfied to hide 

from the eyes 

which always saw. 

Withdrawn from 

the overwhelming pain 

your leaving has caused. 

Paranoid about living 

life without you. 

Terrified to face 

another second with 

no words of love. 

Jealous of your ability 

to move on 

without looking back. 

Dreading the next step 

with no hand in mine. 

Lonely for the 

other half of myself. 

Insecure thoughts 

of my importance and value. 

Desperate to hear 

your voice in my ear. 


I branch out 

to find a new path. 

Something awakens 

inside of me. 

Life goes on. 

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