Our little homecoming queen, standing on the scale,
Got her finger down her throat, she won't fail;
Parties all night, got a drug dealer on speed dial,
Up on the dance floor, shaking it Hollywood style,
But in the middle of the night, her broken eyes cry,
As she raises her hands in the air and asks God why;
Her perfect little fantasy, ripping apart at the seams,
She's so tired of running through a shattered dream.
Captain of the football team, he acts so tough,
Parties all night, doesn't know when enough's enough,
And at the big game, the girls all scream his name,
As he smiles for himself and his egotistical fame.
He searches through the stands for a deadbeat Dad,
To be beside the Mother that he never quite had,
But later tonight he'll drive his car off of the bridge,
He's got nothing else to lose, so what's the risk?
Leader of the honor roll board, she looks so sweet,
Standing there smiling with the braces along her teeth,
And she hears them all laugh as she walks on by,
Hiding the crystal tears lining her green eyes.
And holding the gun in her hand she shakes,
As she frees herself from all of her mistakes,
Her mother cries as she holds the body close,
Cursing to herself for the life that she chose.
Head cheerleader, with her chin held up high,
Smiles to cover all of the anger she hides inside,
But late at night on the edge of her bed,
She holds a razor blade to calm her pounding head.
Blood drips down in the middle of the night,
As words slip through the walls from her parents fight.
Holding her pillow close, she cries herself to sleep,
Praying to God, her tattered soul to keep.
And this week the trend, another teenager broken,
Biting their tongues from words afraid to be spoken,
And with their hearts on their sleeves, they fall
Losing grip with reality, they lose it all;
And in the middle of the night, if you listen real close,
You will hear the cries from those that need help the most.
Lives on the brink, but Darling Dear don't avail,
Weren't you ever told life is no fairy tale?
I LOVE this poem because it screams truth and reality. Things that some people forget to see until it's thrown into their face sometimes.
I have to say that my school does not have the whole defined clique thing..or the prettiest girl the hottest guy..but I can still relate to this poem. Even the most beutiful and perfect people on the outside can be broken and bleeding on the inside. That is the sad truth of this life.
The ending sums it up perfectly. The amount of teenagers I have this desperately hurting this way is almost scary..and very very sad. Beautiful poem. =] I enjoyed reading this a lot.
Wow... I'm speechless. I haven't read something so powerful in a while. Whole story behind this poem is so real, I know a lot of people that act at the exact same way, and you put it all in the poem excellently. Whole piece is very deep, and the imagery that you created in it is vivid and captivating. Every line holds a lot of emotions and images, and this is one of those poems that are so hard to forget.
The ending stanza is also excellent, with the atmosphere filled with sadness.
Flow of the whole poem is great, too.
All in all, truly superb piece, very unique and meaningful.
The last stanza is my favorite, it brought the tears in my eyes.
Keep up, 5/5 from me!
You are very talented poet.