Hello. Today I am going to share with you a poem. I first wrote it in Creative Writing class in 11th grade at eighteen. It was later published in Silent Stalker (March 21, 2007) at 21 and will be in my anthology, Celestial Lights, which is currently in progress and a book of all my poems and short stories. I hope you enjoy it.
I sit on my bed drinking Hawaiian Punch
Thinking of my abuse and blood
Emotional outbreaks of anger send me to a mental hospital
Salamanders and fire make me wonder…
Wonder about who I am?
Dragon flames and fire fill the room around me
Making me gasp for air because I’m blacking out
Leave fall through the room as I sink to my knees and I wonder
Wonder why I’m abused and filled with anger.
I think I know why
It’s because I’m a troubled fire child.
But you tell me this
Am I really at fault for who I am?
Am I really at fault?
©2005, 11th grade @ 18 years