Funny Things

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 09:20 -- mlewon

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It's funny,
when people ask you if you're sad
and you just smile,
and say "no",
and they walk away, satisfied,
Thinking that they were mistaken
That they misread the moment
of pain,
depression,
loneliness,
that slipped out in your expression.

It's funny,
because only you can understand
How much it hurts to hold
everything in.
But you refuse to let anyone know
So it stays,
festers,
destroys.
But you are so happy,
so positive,
outgoing and beautiful,
to everyone else.

It's funny,
because you feel as though you can
handle it;
When you know you can't.
You think they can't either,
so you don't give them a chance.

It's funny,
because even you can fool yourself
sometimes.
Into thinking,
believing,
hoping,
that it will all go away.
And you smile, you laugh;
You exist.
Because it's easier to pretend,
than explain.

Comments

laurasorous

this poem was amazing! nicely done.

mlewon

Wow, thank you!

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