I had a rough day early last week. When I am having one of those days, I write poetry:
I am good at masking my pain,
It is a lesson I learned long ago,
For the camera,
With a friend,
Along at work,
Hiding the pain that never ends.
I am lonely all the time,
Even with family and friends,
When the sun rises,
As the wind blows,
The negative thoughts always flow.
I am an expert at falsities,
Creating an alternate reality,
Shame that has prevailed,
Hatred that boils,
Losing myself once again,
Being stuck in internal turmoil.
I am beginning to think this is it,
I am meant to internally suffer,
Mental, like no other,
A black hole of sorts,
An emotional anguish,
Forever a ring of retort.
I am tired of constantly feeling this way,
So drained of strength that I seem to portray,
When the sun has risen,
As the faux smile is reborn,
Over and over,
My body slashed and torn.
Stephanie Paige © 9/28/19
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❤ Thank you for writing and sharing this. It resonates a lot with me and I hope it helped you as you wrote it.
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