The Monster Within MeThe Monster Within Me4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I stand in front of a broken mirror,
I try to hold my head up high,
Trying to close my eyes,
But I look into my reflection,
Seeing only pain, frustration, and guilt.
I wipe the tear away from my eye,
Hoping and craving my importance,
Wanting it so bad it hurts to breathe.
My fingers touch the coldness of the glass,
Reflecting the past coldness of my soul,
I wish I were good enough,
I wish I could show my light,
I shall not,
I can not,
But I wish to.
Why can't my soul be saved?
Why must I endure this pain?
My heart tells me no but my other must say yes,
I feel my soul reaching out,
Screaming a cry that makes the fearless cringe.
I see within the mirror,
A horrible sneer with sharp teeth,
Blood eyes that made you quiver,
I look into my heart,
and see only pain
I look into my soul,
and see only guilt
I look at myself,
and see a monster
The Outsiders: Switchblade C.1The Outsiders: Switchblade C.14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
*** Chapter 1: New Greaser ***
I awoke; tired and hungry. The smell of frying eggs mourned the air. I huff in a breath of air. My body was tired from a long day of work at the gas station. I didn't get home until late last night. Ponyboy stayed up for me even though he shouldn't. Darry doesn't have to worry about me much. Ponyboy is still 14-years-old; he's still a kid to me. Darry is the oldest of us. He takes care of Ponyboy and I. It's been that way ever since out parents died. My body struggles to get up from the bed. Pony still slept next to me. I looked at his sleeping face. I still can't believe he had to dye his dark black hair to blond; to keep away from the cops. It's hard to believe. I scratched the back of my head. Since Ponyboy was sleep, Darry must be up cooking. I groaned and kicked off the covers. Ponyboy moaned and turned over on his side; He was still in pain from the small burns. I quickly put on a pair of blue jeans, white shirt, and a plaid shirt. I slowly walked o