By Analiz, age 16, California
There's no place for me here
your heart must be shut and sealed
'cause it feels like I'm knocking
knocking on an empty door
"Hello, can you hear me?"
only whispers from a dusty floor
and memories that echo off walls that were full of pictures
and these songs feel like blisters
and I wonder how can you kiss her
I wonder how did you kiss me
you were in love with two
and if you love two
you might as well love three
it's getting harder to breathe
but still I give you everything
and I guess I gave too much
and she gave enough
she made you work
she made you plead
I stood by your side
and carried you when I couldn't carry me
and now you have me here looking dumb
waiting for a train that'll never come
is this what you do to everyone?
but I'm not everyone
I'm not even an anyone
because promises weren't meant to be broken
so why didn't you leave yours unspoken?
and I swear I'm trying
but why does it feel like you're hiding?
am I the only one who's fighting?
don't you know it hurts to stay?
but for some reason the Lord wants me here today
and I don't know what else to do
because I gave everything else up for you