Only 14

poem by: Sunshine E
Written on Nov 10, 2017

When you 
are forced to grow up
You never compare 
age with
personality
only 14
yet I have the mind 
of an elder
only 14
but I have known
what its like
to loose your friends
family
to the hands
of the heartless 
man named death
Only 14 
but I have
tasted
the bittersweet taste
of dying
more times then one
only 14 
but I am a mother
to my motherless siblings
only 14 
but I know the guts
of multiple hospitals
only 14 
but have been
on countless of meds
only 14
I'm only 14

 

Tags: Sad, Metaphor, Depressing, Confused, Pain, Dark, Abstract, Weird, Deep,

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Taha Hassan commented on Nov 10, 2017 at 6:30pm
Sometimes ..... we have to grow up ... even when we dont want to ..... sometimes ... the world needs us to grow up before it shatters all around us ... Our world needs us ... It needs our life .... it needs our undying effort .... it needs us to forget everything we want and start working for the things our world wants. Funnily enough, it's entirely up to you to be like almost everyone else around you and chase your own dreams, or be the person this world needs, and forget yourself. -T
Janet Vick commented on Nov 14, 2017 at 8:50pm
Only 14 certainly touches the heart strings in reading and tells of the hardships endured or not endured. Tragedy eats away at us and doesn't care about the age or what is left behind. Some can move on and some stay in possession of what can never be but continue longing for it. Only to end up lost to the present. A read that is too real in this world... Janet

 

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