Tragically beautiful poem. I especially liked the lines:
"I walk around like nothing
bothers me, and yet I think
about a cliff on top of a hill
somewhere." so sad and yet truthful.
I think you have a very open style of writing that can be really difficult to post. Congrats on the win!
A powerful write that encompasses the struggles endured during depression, “I’m the Poem” brings together the actions, the feelings, and the thoughts of a person struggling with depression- relatable and honest with every word. The personification of poetry into a person is a beautiful tool used to make the reader aware that the poetry created by Maple Tree is conceived by a struggle within, as pretty as they may be. The second verse particularly struck a chord with me, its words and sentiments revealing that the happiest, most laughter-filled people oft are the ones with the pain-filled hearts and the tears you can’t/won’t see. Wonderful write.