A Poem by Absentee Reality Check

I am trying out a new style of writing


the smile is a lie they tell you

to make themselves invisible

because  hope is a bird that flew

and now they are miserable.

this is another thing they do

to make themselves feel fixable.

their self-doubt, though truly baseless,

paints that smile over a grimace.

© 2013 Absentee Reality Check

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Very poignant. I can truly relate.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Not bad. A little simple and plain, but there are some good images in here - the first three lines, for example, are probably the best. Don't forget to make things beautiful and, in this piece, I'd say you could expand a bit more if you wanted to. Good work.

Posted 5 Years Ago

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Added on April 16, 2013
Last Updated on April 16, 2013
Tags: depression, mental illness, tired, sad


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