Strength

by Inside the Liar   May 21, 2009


While I pretend to be strong,
My world falls around me.

Families fall apart
Friendships end.
And I don't notice.

Absorbed in this false strength -
This lie to remain sane -
Everything else fades away.
Because my concentration can only focus
On one thing at a time.

Strength '
As defined by my good friend Merriam-Webster, is:
"The quality or state of being strong : capacity for exertion or endurance."
Is that what I have?
Maybe. Maybe not.
Who am I to say that I'm strong?

Maybe this strength I'm assumed to have
Is nothing more than fear
In a camouflaged form.

Copyright 2009 S. Sieglaff

I'm not sure this is completed.

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  • 9 years ago

    by Courageous Dreamer

    Wow interesting write.. I really enjoyed this, I thought it was really original. I loved how you inserted the definition of strength in a way that it didnt hurt the poem.. Interesting thoughts that you have let us read here. I think you could continue with it, I got done reading and I just felt like there was more to read and there wasnt. I'm not sure if I really have any good suggestions as to what direction to take this however, I suppose just expanding on this would be the best route.

    Good job!

    5/5.

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