I Know How it Feels

by Brittany Ottmo   Oct 8, 2013


I know how it feels
To lay awake at night
Waiting for everyone to fall asleep
So you can cry without the light.

I know how it feels
To stand on the edge
Hoping someone will push you
Or knock you over with a sledge.

I know how it feels
To slice a wound so deep
Making the blood gush out
Making you cry and weep.

Ask me and I will tell you
How it really feels
To be utterly betrayed
When truth finally reveals.

I know how it feels
When you want to throw it all away
When every effort meant nothing
Just the same beginning every day

I know how it feels
When your hands begin to shake
Under so much pressure
Your head feels like an earthquake.

Open up your ears
And ask yourself why
Do you know how it feels
To wish to be in the night sky.

I know how it feels
To ignore the truth in front of you
You believe all the lies
Even when you know what's true.

I know how it feels
To coward onto the floor
When you wish things would stop
Because you can't handle it anymore.

If you take just a minute
And see what I feel
Only then would you understand
How much I wish it wasn't real.


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  • 2 years ago

    by Purvi Gadia

    The pain must be heavy... Extremely extremely heavy and unbearable... The pain that we can do nothing and the pain is just growing.... But we need to work hard to fight that pain... Bury it... No cremate it don't bury it... Such pain cannot even be defined... But I understand the pain

    I'm so sorry you went through all of it... How the pain has lessened... How it will soon... And then everything will be alright soon... Just keep going on cause life's a climb... :-)

    Oh did I Mention it went in my favorite's

  • 2 years ago

    by La Reina De Corazones

    Powerful words, really relatable.

  • 3 years ago

    by LittleMsPink

    This holds so much emotion and many people can relate to this..
    Well written

  • 4 years ago

    by Burning Angel

    Wow, this poem gave me so much emotions. I love it! You use so much imagery and alot of the stanzas reminded me of myself

  • 4 years ago

    by Redangelwings

    I like the detailed imagery you use here. I think a lot of people can relate to this. The darkness does consume us at times and I think thats what you were saying here. We all feel the pressure of life and sometimes have the breakdown. I wouldn't change anything from this though. We never want to show other people what we feel inside and we can't deal with it. You show here how hard it is to cope too. We all want the pain to end sometime and if it doesn't life seems to get worse. I loved this because you go into so much detail about something a lot of people deal with. Great write