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Lost somewhere in time,
a young man finds no place to fit into an unforgiving world of cruelty and hatred.
We are all truly alone in our own minds, bodies, and thoughts.
Coping with this solitude is one of the greatest challenges in the life of a teenage boy.
No child should suffer this kind of isolation alone. The dilemma of trying to reconcile religious teachings with logic can be overwhelming for teenagers, both boys and girls alike.
Parents tend to ignore this problem in their teenage children and write it off as just a part of growing up. This is not ''normal'' behavior for any teenager and should be addressed openly and candidly.
Unfortunately, most of the time it is ignored and the teenager is left to deal with this sadness and depression on their own.
This is from my second book of poems, first Poem. Written at age 15.
Lost to the Night. After the Rain
Sadness and depression in a teenage boy
I Remember the night i wrote this poem.
It was starting to get dark.
The sky was over cast. It was raining heavily, thunder rumbling overhead, lightning flashing across the sky, and briefly lighting up the clouds.
It was spectacular.
I sat alone by the window starring into the storm, and feeling like i was totally alone in this world.
And in fact. I was.
We all are alone with our own thoughts, in our own minds, in our own private little worlds, and no-one is allowed entrance into this inner sanctum of the soul.
No matter how hard we try to connect to another person, we are always still alone within ourselves.
An epiphany for a 15 year old recluse.
- The night is long, the hour is late,
- and a heart is growing weary.
- 'Tis misting, and the moonlight grows dim,
- and the night is turning dreary.
- A heart alone, midst the fog of night,
- is sad and hopelessly crying;
- and within a soul, where desperation strikes,
- and a meaningless void is lying,
- A silent voice within a mind,
- so destitute does it cry
- Beseeching God and all that's well, with -
- Oh, lord, why can't i die?
by d.william 05/29/2011
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