The Me They See

The Me They See

A Poem by Peyton Light
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Do they see the real you?

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The me they see,

Is not even me.

The me they see,

Will probably never be.

Every real thought I have and every true word I speak,

Causes misery and pain to be all that I wreak.

When I speak lies I make things no better,

For they may bring happiness, but are no more than dead letters.

They have outlive their purpose for me,

But not for my friends and family.

Instead my fellow people just take my lies in,

They never question me, for the believe me within.

The only me they ever see is a liar.

I am nothing more than a man spewing fire.

I am no better than anyone who I know,

Yet the people in my life look at me white as snow.

They only see the me who is wholesome and clean,

Because I keep the evil me hidden behind my fake scene.

© 2016 Peyton Light


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I like this poem, it was a meaningful write with an interesting topic indeed.
People only see the parts of you, you let them see, sometimes you keep your imperfections hidden well, so people don't see them.
I liked this poem and I get what its about, I myself am to open and honest with the world to relate though I don't hide any parts of me haha.
Great write though keep writing :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


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i liked it! written well, interesting

Posted 6 Years Ago


I like this poem, it was a meaningful write with an interesting topic indeed.
People only see the parts of you, you let them see, sometimes you keep your imperfections hidden well, so people don't see them.
I liked this poem and I get what its about, I myself am to open and honest with the world to relate though I don't hide any parts of me haha.
Great write though keep writing :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love the use of rhyming! The words flow really well together and I think this is relatable to many.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like this. I think it says quite simply what many teens feel on a daily basis. That somewhere, maybe deep inside, maybe closer to the surface, lies a piece of themselves which is somehow "wrong". And they feel like it's their job to keep this information under wraps as much as possible. Because that's what people want. No one wants to see the broken parts of me. Very nice. Keep up the good work! :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

We as people do not like others to see our weaknesses. It is almost once in a lifetime that you find someone to share yourself with. This poem is very touching, and very right on the nose.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like it. It is very sensitive. It is true that only we know ourselves, no one can guess what we feel inside really. Sometimes, we are smiling but no everyone think that we are depressed. Some people are living under the mask that help them surviving.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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The concept behind this poem is nice, I like the idea of hiding a darkside. I feel like the poem could have used more metaphor but that's more of a personal peference.Overall, this work is really good.

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Added on July 22, 2016
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Peyton Light
Peyton Light

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A Poem by Peyton Light