See Me

See Me

A Poem by Alli

When you wake up hurting, but for whatever reason- fear, shame, the weight of it all- you can't share the pain, so you hope someone sees through your mask, and into your pain.


See Me

The sun’s golden rays light up the world

So why do I feel so dark

Another morning, another opportunity

I feel so hopeless

My feet swing out of bed, preparing me for another day

My soul still slumbers somewhere, I can’t wake it

“Good Morning!” my lips say to the other girls

“Let me drift into silent dreams” I beg

8 am, first class, my hands grab my notebook and pen

8 am, same as the rest, I wonder why, why am I here

“How are you?” They say. “Good” my voice says

“Bad” I say

My lips form a smile

I’m crying, gasping for breath

One step in front of another, always onward to the future

I struggle, strain and stretch against the chains keeping me here, keeping me down

“Are you okay” they ask, “I’m okay” my mouth says

“I’m not okay” I scream

Jokes and laughter, my lungs laugh along

I cry, begging to be let loose

“Goodnight!” they say

“Help” I say

“See me”, I beg

My scars and demons, my pain,

See me.

Because I’m so trapped beneath myself,

I can’t cry for help.

© 2018 Alli

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Added on December 21, 2017
Last Updated on January 26, 2018
Tags: pain, depression, demons, overcoming, help, darkness, abstract, word art, fighting, battle, strong, courageous, brave, life, weary, tired



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