by Maple Tree   May 14, 2012

This is a poem
that family won't
see, for I can't
tell them it exists.

It will stand alone
with all the others
for strangers and
people who write
and understand,
to admire.

My truest of feelings
are very hard to
overlook these days,
I can't deny the fact
that depression has
kidnapped my inner glow.

Only the ones who "get it"
will see my screams in

and the rest, will see me smile.


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  • 6 years ago

    by Hannah Lizette

    I know exactly how you feel, i never let family/friends read my poetry... i feel self-conscious about my feelings and afraid they will make fun of them or put me into therapy, when really writing is my therapy. good poem 5/5

  • 6 years ago

    by Innocent Fairy

    I have definitely been there, great write5/5

  • 6 years ago

    by Lioness

    I keep coming back to this poem hun, I simply adore it. I so love the honesty and rawness of it. My heart breaks every time I read it.

    You're amazing hun


  • 6 years ago

    by Lioness


    What can I say about this piece. So heartbreaking and OH MY!!! I can so relate to the words.

    The idea that your family won't see this poem, it reminds me of all of my poems and how much I don't want them to see it. I don't know what it is but I think for me it's the shame of what I'm feeling and going through and embarrassment. I think if they knew what we were feeling, they would not look at us the same way.

    The ending was unbelievable. The idea that people who get you see the hurt, the pain and those who don't see this fake smile that you put on. To them your smile is real.

    An awesome write hun LOVED IT COMPLETELY!!!


  • 6 years ago

    by Decayed

    Gosh, what a surprising end, Andrea.. That is one beautiful piece, masking heaps of melancholic emotions.