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Going Crazy

I'm in pain
acting crazy
going to school
Acting a fool
when grades don't improved

Coming apart
at the seams
losing grip, so
Continue holding on
to faith at hand, because

To fail
is to hail
Impaled
Hopes and dreams
I hold dear, and

Tightened screws
Sealed Idiocies
Gagged words
Hold back
Unwise behaviors causing strife

Last few words: 
i don't normally use 'the' because poetry flow well without, but in this piece 'the' seems to flow better to me
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Comments

Your use of enjambment, even between verses which can be very risky but works here, draws me in to exactly the state you're presenting. The use of rhyme is judicious and natural, never forced.

Possibly one of your best writes.

I am moved.

cheers,
Jess
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As a poet i strive for critique such as yours. honest and constructive

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I enjoyed "Bad Girls" (I love the old Bad Boyz theme and play it on U Tube often LOUD)
and I agree with Jess here
Your writing hits concisely on feeling and impact with the swoop
of literary words that are given in a short draw
but in a manner that is quite flowing
You do not stay on rancouer
there is not the drift of it but the
course of a read that gives me
a scene that is realistic and well
described with feeling

glad you like it.
I'm not sure what rancouer is

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop*
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
~American Renga~
Free Verse, Western, Modern, etc
~ Renga ~
Haiku, Senyru, Tanka, Renga
All Neopoets are welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing fun.

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