swallowing the water

Chatterbox: Down to Earth

swallowing the water

swallowing the water in her eyes

it’s not enough

all she does is try 

can’t stop can’t stop

don’t let them see you cry 

can’t stop 


if it

breaks her 


submitted by <
(May 13, 2019 - 3:00 pm)

That's... so sad! I can sort of relate, though...

Nice poetry, <! 

submitted by Kitten, Pondering
(May 14, 2019 - 5:58 pm)
submitted by Top
(May 14, 2019 - 8:22 pm)

Wow. That’s deep and meaningful, but very sad.

Question: if you have poetry you want to share, would you put it on Pudding’s Place or Inkwell? Or Down to Earth, like this one? Or somewhere else?

I'd say Inkwell.


submitted by Summer, age pi, Nowhere at all
(May 15, 2019 - 8:07 pm)

she tries to bury the voices that scream in her mind

but no matter how deep she hides them the whispers find her

you’re a failure

you’ll never be good enough

you’re weak

you will always be



the words choke her

black chains wrap around her soul


submitted by <
(May 16, 2019 - 2:56 pm)

Please go onto the 'In my head~' thread and read the comments aimed at me but replace my name with yours



Even if you think that nobody loves you and that you're a failure, I believe God will always love you. You are His child, made in His image. Nothing can make Him stop loving you, and if you are lost He will look for you. Furthermore, even if you have not even heard of Him or His Word before, He wants you. He wants you to know Him like He knows you. All you have to do is be willing to listen and hear. Consult His Word. The Psalms are really good, my personal favorite is Psalm 18, but any will do. I hope you find comfort in Him, for He is for you and will not forsake you. 

submitted by Rogue Wildling
(May 17, 2019 - 4:10 pm)

Hey...yeah, this was me. I knew it wouldn’t take me long to drop the pseudonym, hehe.

Thank you Rogue. That means a lot to me. *hugs* I do know God, and I know all of that, but it’s a very good reminder. I think I often take those things for granted, so thank you. Unfortunately, I’m not gonna lie, lately I’ve been feeling a little like he’s hung me out to dry. I know that’s not true, but it feels that way sometimes. I just read Psalm 18 though, and whoa, it’s really good.

Actually, your ‘In my head~’ post was what inspired me to make this one. I’ve been going through a lot lately, and I’d been thinking about making something like this before, but I didn’t want to clutter up the CB. But your post and the way people responded to it inspired me. Anyway, I have read those comments, and I wish I could pretend they had my name in them. But they were meant for you, not me. And I doubt so many people would say those nice things to me. But thank you anyway, for replying. I wasn’t sure anyone else would.


submitted by Leeli (AKA <)
(May 17, 2019 - 8:10 pm)

Leeli. It's okay. Check your Camp NaNo mail, talk to me. *hugs*

I believe God loves you, and don't you doubt it. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die for you and all of your sins. 

submitted by Cho Chang
(May 17, 2019 - 8:38 pm)

*hugs* Thank you. 

submitted by Leeli
(May 18, 2019 - 7:24 am)

Are you kidding? Leeli, don't beat yourself up. You are an amazing person, just as God intended you to be. :)

Also, I am glad that my post allowed you to open up. I and the rest of the CBers will be here for you. 

submitted by Rogue Wildling
(May 17, 2019 - 8:48 pm)

Thank you. <3

submitted by Leeli
(May 18, 2019 - 7:24 am)

Heyyy, Leeli. I don't want to hear you say you don't think you're worth as much as other people, because you are an awesome person, I am so happy to call you my friend, you are an incredible poet and an incredible artist, you're so good. You are so much good, and I don't know what I would do without you. I really love how you stand up for your beliefs and you help others feel better and really, you're just so full of worth and nobody could ever think otherwise. You're awesome and inspiring and a great friend. *Hugs*

I said pretty much everything everyone said to Rogue, I think? Or I tried. And do you think I don't really mean it or it doesn't apply to you? I mean it. All of it. I'm so sorry you're going through all this but I hope we can help you feel better. And you know what...I've been jealous of someone for a while, and it's not good, and I keep wishing I could be like them and have writing and art skills like them and all the things they have, but since I can't be them (I have to remind myself this often, ugh) I have to try to be the very best me that I can be...right? If I can't be like this person, I have to try to be the best person that I am able to be, and I can't be someone else obviously so I just have to be good myself. Haha...maybe you get what I'm trying to say.

I hope you feel better soon. And always feel free to PM me on NaNo or whatever.


submitted by Leafy, age No, not a cat
(May 19, 2019 - 1:13 pm)

Leeli, I'm so, so sorry you're going through this. Please know that I care about you, and the CB definitely wouldn't be the same without you. Your writing is very good-- I know, because I've read it!

You are great. Don't forget that.

submitted by Summer, age pi, Nowhere at all
(May 19, 2019 - 3:32 pm)

Leeli, I just want you to know that I've felt the same way before and I feel you. And it's not true. You have worth, you are amazing, I love your writing and art, I don't know what more to say but you. are. amazing. And we will always love you and support you and I don't know about God but there are plenty of people here on Earth who are caring for you and will hug you no matter what happens.

So, on that note, I'll just give you a virtual hug.


submitted by Kitten, Pondering
(May 19, 2019 - 7:10 pm)


I'm sorry you are going through this. Just remember, even if you are in a rough time now, things always get better. You are amazing, don't forget that. I love your artwork and writing. You are enough the way you are. I'm really happy that I'm getting to know you, and I think you are a great friend. 

submitted by Dandelion
(May 19, 2019 - 7:26 pm)

This is what I love about the Chatterbox! Everyone is understanding and willing to open up and help people, and also have fun with RPs and writing and just sharing random things. It’s like as soon as you’re a CBer everyone on here is automatically your best friend.

submitted by CignusMoon, age 158 moons, The Story World
(May 23, 2019 - 8:55 pm)