I Am

I am a horse on a carousel. Living life in up and down motions while my mind spins around itself. It just keeps going round and round and around. Never ending. I am a small twig on a tree during a snow storm. I'm waiting for the pressure to finally make me collapse and break. I am the badge of anxiety that I wear on my chest. It's what I let everyone identify me by. The girl who lets everything get to her and holds it back to the point she's crying in class during a presentation. The girl who sits at home in her closet with the sharpest knife she has. And with each stroke of it, making her skin look like red ink stained paper. I am but a horse on a carousel going through life in up and down motions, on the same path that goes around and around and around.I am.

by Crystal Pierce

Comments (3)

favorite lines: I am the badge of anxiety that I wear on my chest. It's what I let everyone identify me by. The girl who let's everything get to her and holds it back to the point she's crying in class during a presentation. several of your 'sentences' may not be considered 'complete sentences' by my ex-teachers. but i would probably write them the same way. anyway, WE GET poetic license to cover our butts. to MyPoemList. bri ;)
I am but a horse on a carousel going through life in up and down motions that's on the same path that goes around and around and around. ..................i'd put a comma after I am but a horse. AND AFTER motions. OR i'd put a comma just after motions, but delete that's. i'm assuming the horse is on the same path, not the carousel. thanks for sharing. (to be continued) ...
The girl who let's everything.............let's would mean let us..........to me! ha ha. try lets. :) Living life in an up and down motions.....you left out the an when you typed the last two lines; i like it withOUT the an. :) i DO like the poem. :) (to be continued) .....