"I Understand"

I hate when people say,
“I understand.”
When they don’t.
Sometimes, when I hear that phrase,
I just want to scream:
You don’t know me!
You don’t know what I’ve been through!
You don’t know what I’ve done!
You don’t know how far I took it!
You can’t see my point of view!
You don’t know how guilty I felt!
You don’t know what I tell myself!
You don’t know what goes on in my mind!
You don’t know how hard it is to fight it!
You don’t know how I feel!
You don’t know what I tell myself!
You don’t know all of the pain I feel!
You don’t know how ashamed I am!
You don’t know!
How dare you say you understand when you don’t know!
For how can you understand,
When you don’t know.
So please,
Don’t say...
“I understand.”

This poem is about: 
Me
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