Elementia individualism

Writing

Pressure

By Matthew Morefield

Peer pressure, You always hear, Those words spoken. What they don’t know,

Is the pressure of family, Continually asking, What happened today? Your parents wonder, Why you answered, Answered nothing.

The reason is simple, Simple as hell. You don’t need to know,


One

By Lauren Engelken

All I’ve ever wanted is independence from everyone and to live my own life. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve never had that before living with a large family and controlling parents but it’s something I always long for.


Broken

By Joe McGuffin

To you I’m broken To you I’m like a flavor that wouldn’t last You took one bite And spat me out real fast Now this mark remains and it will never ever go away To you I’m broken I stretched myself across the world Pushing my limits for your entertainment And you had the nerve To call out my weakne


The Truth

By Lauren McGrath

Though once you might have thought To cast away conformity, “We must go along with the majority.” Are the words you’ve just wrought And now I finally realize The clanging bells of hypocrisy Have been tolling with the fluency Of your words used to visualize A world of individuals