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.


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


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