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Jr.-Sr. High School


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Original Poetry

“The Drum Inside My Head”

By Nicholas DeRosia


I hear the drum inside my head

My stride weighed down by feet of lead


Time has now left me behind

Looking for something I cannot find


The things I love I cannot save

But for now I must be brave


I cannot speak the way I feel

For the one that seems so real


Things are going by and by

They seem to wait for me to die


I see the one for whom I care

It’s all I can not to stare


I wish things were not this hard

It seems that every path is barred


The web is catching all my thought

All the memories of what I’ve fought


This flow seems to have no end

For its will my mind will bend


All I want to understand

Is why I cannot stop my hand


This poem just goes on and on

My problem cannot be fixed by brawn


It takes a heart a will a mind

And that’s the one I wish to find.