It isnít the only thing thatís wrong Zach but itís probably the source of all the things that are wrong.
The problems all started when you selected the rhyme scheme.
You selected a rhyme scheme (AA, BB, CC, DD) thatís extremely difficult to pull off without it sounding forced. The reason itís so hard is that the distance between the first rhyme and the second is so short that it makes it difficult to hit the second rhyme, keep on track with what you want to say and make it grammatically correct all at the same time. Itís the poetic equivalent of slalom skiing; youíve got to get around the flag on the right hand side of the course then pull a hard left to reach the next flag thatís 15 feet down the course but on the left. If you make the left hand flag you have to pull a hard right to make the next one, but by this time youíre going even faster. The skierís normally smooth technique falls apart pretty quickly as he tries to make each flag in the same way that the poet's meaning, meter and grammar falls apart trying to hit the rhymes. If given a little more wiggle room both the skier and the poet can maintain their technique and make the end product look a little smoother, a little less forced.
Please stop me if I start to cry
The bad memories are set on repeat
Because my mind can't reason with the "why's?"
No matter how many times I press delete.
My thoughts are in the mode to kill
Memories like a deadly wolf pack
Pulling, stretching against powers of my will.
Fur raised. Teeth bared. Ready for attack.
Cornered in the backdrops of my mind
My eyes a glimmer in the black night
The shadows pulling me in from behind
Shimmering. My skin turns white.
My mind has turned against me
I hold myself oh so tight
Simple and secret mutiny
Afraid to, once again, sleep at night.
Once you move the rhymes (flags)all you need to do is tidy up the meter, meaning and grammar that got bent out of shape trying to make the original flags and you'll end up with a passable poem.