Lines of Lies

by IdTakeABulletForYou   Dec 19, 2017

I've found out why I have few friends,
why phones lay quiet in my hands:
My raging anger seethes unquelled
as even I can't understand.

I claim perfection is my trope
but that's just one among the lies;
in truth, I snort control like coke,
fixated by addictive highs.

Somewhere along the road of life
I found solace within this crutch
and built a wall so none can see
the birth of what I hate so much:


What happens when you're staring at
the worst person you've ever known
and see yourself staring right back?
I understand why I'm alone.

I'm pretty sure that answer lies
as, to myself, I do as well,
insistent once I post this poem
I have no secrets left to tell.


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  • 9 months ago

    by Nee

    I can relate to this so much. Painful, but beautifully put. A brilliantly written piece!

  • 11 months ago

    by Brenda

    Stephen, a honest gut wrenching raw write. It's not easy to look at yourself in the mirror and not like what is staring back at you. As hard as it seems, cutting yourself some slack goes a long way in accepting yourself, flaws and all. None of us are perfect, far from it. Please start breaking that wall down, the view from the other side is far from lonely-hugs my friend-

  • 11 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    It's amazing how one can see herself within these lines. That's the power of poetry.

  • 11 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Ah my friend! There are always secrets!
    But they are truly often hid.
    Of all the dark thoughts we have had,
    And of the things we all did.

    None of us are perfect!
    None of us are pure.
    Hang that cross around your neck,
    It's nothing but a lure.

    We are child, man and woman,
    We exist and have a choice.
    Ignore what other people say
    Remember your own voice.

    And if it does not sit so comfortably,
    Then you know it is not right.
    So it's time to stand and be yourself,
    And perhaps sleep well one night.

    • 11 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Wow Craig! Fantastic comment. You should post it! :-) x

  • 11 months ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Ah seems Em beat me to nominating! This S is perfect.

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