I'm fine I swear

by Em   Oct 3, 2017

Some days I can just about survive
find the strength to keep myself alive
other days the smile I have is real
even if mental exhaustion is all I feel

and I live for the days where I feel alright
where I don't cry in the silence of the night
where I don't feel like a complete failure
and I don't have any erratic behaviour

someday soon I'll wake from this nightmare
and I'll have only happiness and love there
but before I do I'll have to keep up the fight,
and use all my strength pretending I'm alright.

© Em


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  • 4 weeks ago

    by Kips

    Wow! What can I say? This is ridiculously good!

  • 2 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Yes, I'm with you... it seems so cliche to say to someone else, live for the good days, and I understand the frustrations (especially the erratic behavior part).

    I know that mentality of being so exhausted that nothing could you lift you up, but I also am aware of the things that get me through, and I can only hope and pray I have enough strength.

    I wish peace and happiness for you. Always here to give support and if you need a friend to listen/talk to.

  • 2 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    I feel you, Em...and honestly this write is me 100%. I hope we all stay strong.

  • 2 months ago

    by Michael

    Not sure what happened as I left comments on your poem with my nomination, and they have disappeared. Anyway to reiterate what I said. I damn well love this piece from you
    Well done on such a raw, but with a tough echo from you
    Much love
    Michael :)

    • 2 months ago

      by Em

      Thank you for your words they are truly appreciated and Michael I am humbled

  • 2 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    You are very strong and indeed one big survivor. We are great pretenders and often convince ourselves that we are alright. Those nightmares never left me but not as severe. You are being loved by so many and that can make this pain feel not so severe. Hugs to you and all the best

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