Teenage Pain

Teenage Pain

The pain is like a knife peeling an apple.

Deeper and deeper the wound gets.

Taking ever so longer to heal.

I want it to end.

To stop the knife

Bring an end to this incessant pain.

My brain is tired, fatigued, exhausted.

But my body keeps me here.


You’d get used to it, wouldn’t you?

A knife stabbing at your skin.

No, you wouldn’t

What you thought would get better only worsens.

Becoming not only painful, but irritating.

A bead of water falls from my eye,

Another, another.

I can’t stop it now,

A waterfall.

Pain is a reminder of recklessness,

Forcing regret upon us

Gravity is there, helping regret.

Regret digs, pain pushes,

Gravity makes sure of the fall

Salty pebbles trickle down.

Following the curve of my face.

Filling each line a crevice

Finally running over my dry lips.

The pain is insufferable.

No longer can I live like this

The knife still peeling,

Taking away more of who I used to be.

And replacing me with this,

This relentless pain.

The more I do nothing about it

The more I wish I did.

Miss 15. RN

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Nathalie Brown

Child Behaviour Consultant at Easy Peasy Kids
Child Behaviourist and researcher. Creator of "Less tantrums. More smiles". I look at the bigger picture and think outside the box when working with children and their behaviour. Their world is different. As adults we sometimes forget this. Happiness Creator in my spare time. Eater of chocolate and cake.

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  1. I’m so sorry that you have to carry such a painful burden. Your words brought me to tears to remember my own raw wounds. Try to remember that time is your friend – things will improve. I hope sharing your burden through your words and poetry can provide you some relief x

  2. Very well written. You have a talent for writing. I too am sorry that your feeling pain. Life is not easy sometimes. Try and focus on the positive things you have in life and the things which make you happy. Thank you for sharing your creative talent with us here 🙂

  3. kerry santillo says

    Am thinking of you, and be strong !!! Good things will come and I hope you will always have fun in your life. You are in my thoughts.

  4. Ouch… that was almost to hard to read, it was so well written.I hope you’re OK? I think from Nathalie’s comment above, you are.

    Lori xox

  5. Vicky Finch says

    amazing beauitful writing. I still have the things I wrote when I was 15. Thank you for allowing Nathalie Brown to share it with us. Keep writing. It is such a cathartic process. keep shining. x

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