Shining Star

Shining Star

A Poem by WillaDanvers
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I can't help but hide behind my shell even though I know it's okay to be the person I am

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Constantly hiding behind her shell,

She can’t even recognize the signs,

Believing the smile in the mirror,

She walks through her days blind,

 

Lending her advice to others,

Telling them about all the things,

They could be living for,

Forgetting to listen herself,

 

Laughing with her friends,

She tells herself that she is better,

Nothing is holding her back today,

She has conquered her darkest days,

 

Still hiding behind this glossy façade,

People will like this version better,

She tells herself every morning,
Tucking that sad smile in her pocket,

 

Dust the twinkle in her eye,

Let it shine like the stars in the sky,

They too, might be long dead,

But people still see this shine they have,

 

She knows the signs all too well,

Hiding from their shadows again,

She just wants to be better again,

Living a life that she can be proud of,

 

Lending compliments to a friend,

She waits for the day someone gives back,

The words she speaks fluently,

Knowing how much it can change a day,

 

She walks through her days blind,

Giving love to all but herself,

Being a shining star in today’s world,

Tucking that sad smile into her back pocket.

 


© 2019 WillaDanvers


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The reference to the "darkest days" makes me think this is about someone diagnosed with depression who is trying to maintain a facade, possibly so others won't know. She seems to be painfully desirous of a kind word from others to help her get through the daily struggle. I hope she gets it, but it is not guaranteed.

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The reference to the "darkest days" makes me think this is about someone diagnosed with depression who is trying to maintain a facade, possibly so others won't know. She seems to be painfully desirous of a kind word from others to help her get through the daily struggle. I hope she gets it, but it is not guaranteed.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Easy to hide real face. Could be fear? Could be a safe place? I enjoyed the poem, create story with a realistic ending. Thank you my friend for sharing the excellent poetry.
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Posted 1 Year Ago


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Added on April 4, 2019
Last Updated on April 4, 2019
Tags: Life, Everyone, Doubt, Shell, Friend, Stars, Smile

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WillaDanvers
WillaDanvers

Auckland, New Zealand



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I am a part time poet, who's words sometimes ring true but otherwise have only gathered information from music, stories or a singular feeling. Anything really. Enjoy the words, and leave a few kin.. more..

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