Don't believe me

by Mahalia Butler   Oct 5, 2017


I am not what I seem
So please don't believe me
You think I'm nice, pretty, and kind
But really I'm losing every inch of my mind
My mental demons won't leave me alone
Every night my dark room they roam.
This beautiful smile you see
Is only a mask that hides me.
Covering the pain no one can see
But under here it gets hard to breath
This black band covers my wrist of scars
And fears keep me from seeing any lucky stars.
I play tough, secure, and strong
Only to shield the tears I cry all night long.
Can I have someone to hold me tight?
At least just for my last night
As I slowly leave this unforgiving place
It would be nice to see a loving face.

Mahalia. R.

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  • 2 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    What a dark deep piece. I didn't expect to like it but I found it to be quite compelling. Milly x

  • 2 months ago

    by Risqué

    Your poem brings me to a place I had often been when younger, reminds me very much of myself back then.
    I enjoyed reading it, although it makes me very sad. But perhaps that's what it was meant to do.