Lost in your shadow
I am but a pawn in the game of life
The game ever the same, the squares
Making stabs at my ever tender heart
Decievers ever as the jester, who stands on the sidelines
But then running like a guilty conscience
Holding others down, like knights fallen
Rotten teeth, of all the spilled injustice
Scabbing over as overturned milk
The army overtaken by some
utter cry of defeat
- Stella Link
Stella Link is a junior at Pekin Community High. Her interests are
writing poetry, drawing, and listening to an eclectic variety of music.
while I now come down from my natural high,
I sense depression and want to cry.
as I think of you I begin to feel
that what we have gone through may have never been real.
how can someone I can't live without,
turn his back easily, without a doubt?
how can I disregard my emotional heart?
has this friendship of ours already depart?
loyalty, respect, and trust are long gone.
to think I once believed you were a phenomenon.
admiration for you is drifting away,
but I hope it will rise again someday.
deep down I believe we can make it through,
I'm just going to need some effort from you.
don't lie to my face, don't conceal your life.
and please, I ask, with me don't act in strife.
I'm standing here naked,
Right in front of you,
Hoping it's just not
Quite in your view
That I'm clad all in lies,
With a smile that's not real,
Hoping you can't see
All I try to conceal.
So you don't see I'm cruel,
Don't see I'm all wrong,
See me as Daring,
Don't notice I'm stupid.
Don't see that I'm fat.
Let's pretend that I'm perfect,
And leave it at that.
But I know you can see,
Yet not a thing do you do,
'Cause as it turns out,
You're naked, too.
- Amber Greaves
Amber Greaves is a freshman at Granville High School. She has
written poetry for the National Poetry Society's "The Long and Winding
Road." Her work has appeared on several websites.