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The Waiting Game

I played this game many times and each time I lost
The rules were simple, but I never seem to win
I would just sit in a chair, and look at my dangling feet
Or picked at my nails until they bleed
I would sit there not knowing what to do
Should I ask someone for help,
Or should I see how far the blood goes until it stops and hits the floor
I get so lost in thought that
Everyone seems to be gone
And I’m alone to wait
I guess I finally won,
Or is it the fact I won’t leave
Cause I can’t accept the fact they’re gone

-- Cienna M., 7th-8th Grade