Emotionally Trapped

by Erin Donohoe   Sep 8, 2008


Let me tell you a story about a girl who cries at night.
Only time will tell if she'll ever be mentally alright
Restless nights as she contemplates the next day
A million questions asking if she should run away
Feelin emotionally trapped with no where to go
How she thinks in her mind no one will ever know

She speaks but no on hears, choosing to ignore
You think she has everything but she needs more
People misunderstand her or they don't even try
They give up on her so that's she left alone to cry
It's not only her eyes that cry but her heart inside
She's built up a wall where she's chosen to hide

Behind every laugh and every smile she hides a tear
Before every word spoken she feels a sense of fear
Not knowing what to do as she locks herself alone
No one really cares and to the world she is unknown
No one knows that she's fallen into a hole so deep
And at night her tortured heart cries herself to sleep

She can't help insecurities that she carries around
Constantly feeling worthless; pushed to the ground
Emotionally trapped of emotions she can't express
She's swimming in an ocean, of pain and distress
Let me end this story of a girl who will cry tonight
Only time will tell if she'll make it through the night.

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  • 6 years ago

    by Katie

    I can really relate to this poem. I hope you keep writing. I've never really been into poems until after I read this one, and I loved it.

  • 9 years ago

    by Erin Donohoe

    I am sorry about the spelling errors but you get the point.

  • 9 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    "Feelin emotionally trapped with no where to go"

    feelin should be feeling.

    "She speaks but no on hears, choosing to ignore"

    no on should be no one.

    Otherwise I really liked this poem, very sad and heartfelt though. Good rhyming and word choice. Keep writing, always and forever...

  • 9 years ago

    by Erin Donohoe

    This is a poem that I wrote that is very much like myself. Please comment!