Peer Pressure
Author: LinzAy


Standing rigid as they move in close
I know they can smell my fear
Close my eyes and pray for help
But they continue to move near

A bead of sweat drops from my brow
A quiver races across my lips
I'm being surrounded, im about to be caught
My last hope is about to quit

All their hands reach out for me
Sharp nails scratch against my skin
I'm freaking out, i'm screaming out
Looks like they're about to win

The pressures of being the minority
The pressures of being different from everyone else
I dont want to become just like you
But i'm about to lose myself


Comments on this poem/writing:

Capricorn ( -- Tuesday, March 16 2004, 10:10 am

well said

LinzAy you have written this with insite. Peer pressure is a terrible thing, when you want to be yourself, yet want to belong too. very good read.
LinzAy ( -- Wednesday, March 17 2004, 09:22 am


Tunkoo...i'm not even really all that sure what made me write this one actually because i've never really ever felt the stress of it...........glad ya liked
MartinV ( -- Thursday, March 18 2004, 02:45 pm

Perhaps, you speak of what your heart sees?


Very well written, this is a sad, but common way of life for some. Although you advise us that you have never really, felt this way, I think it tells us something about yourself. You have the kindness of heart which allows you to express what you may see in the life of others and perhaps with your sensitive heart, you have spoken for them. Your words also, express a consideration for others that many do not have and I thank you for reminding us, others are not as blessed as we may be and with your stated compassion, perhaps, more of us who read this work, will be.

Very nice work!
everett ( -- Saturday, March 20 2004, 06:52 am


wow linz, really good poem!
ive sometimes felt a bit of peer pressure but it never really got to me. interesting read and very good!
LinzAy ( -- Friday, March 26 2004, 07:56 am

Mr. Vann & Ev!

Hey Martin!!! YAY! I comment from you!! I've missed them....they're always long :) You always look into things deeper than most....but yea, i've always seen people pressured and giving in so i wrote about it....i'm glad ya liked it!!!

Ev!!!!! :D :) :D :) Thankyou for your comment I'm glad you liked it and im also glad you never gave into
em ( -- Monday, May 30 2005, 10:22 am

sick poem

your poem was a real eye opener Linz, and i'm glad to know there are some decent people who don't give in to peer pressure and can reconise when it is going on! GREAT read
Tammy ( -- Monday, May 30 2005, 04:34 pm


Just wanted to say hun this poem is brillent... truly a great read.
george ( -- Sunday, October 16 2005, 01:04 pm

want to use your poem

can i use your poem
ISABEL ( -- Wednesday, October 26 2005, 02:01 am

borrow ur poem

im supposed to bring in poems bout peer pressure for skul ....can i use urs plaese?
jackie hogan ( -- Thursday, December 7 2006, 12:06 am

use ur peom

i need to bring in a poem for skool and i wanted to know if i could use yours ???
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