by Kayla S., 14

They say that happiness will find you
But I think sadness finds you too
It sneaks up on you in darkness
Just when you think you’ve made it through

It opens holes in what was solid ground
The kind you never know is there
Until you go to take another step
And find you’re standing over air

The world around you passes by
In blurs of color and sound
Nothing around you making sense
As you continue your plummet down

You can’t remember how it started
And you don’t know when it will end
But you know that you’d give anything
To stand up on your feet again

Sadness is that feeling
When the falling doesn’t stop
And it saps your life of meaning
And all the good things you’ve got

So when you finally hit rock bottom
And you look back up at the sky
The only thing left to do
is cry

People all yell out save yourself
Calling things about happiness and hope
But they’re too busy with their own lives to realize
It’d be a lot quicker if they let down a rope

Red Bank, New Jersey