My Other Half

I drive myself crazy,
with these thoughts in my head.
A tug-of-war ignites itself,
it lays waiting ahead.

Afraid to move forward,
and I know exactly why.
It’s this overwhelming wave of fear,
you’ll see it when I cry.

Those tears belong to someone else,
she looks at you sometimes.
I wish she would just go away,
maybe then I’ll be just fine.

I feel forced to push myself,
and pretend like she’s not there.
But I promise you she’ll follow me,
she’s with me everywhere.

As I read this back to myself,
it shall be an ongoing quest.
I know I’m strong enough to carry on,
but can I ever put her to rest.

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Shaylen Horner.


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