Because I love you.

Because I love you.

A Poem by Naomi Roseღ


I say I am okay.

I keep my real emotions
hidden away.

I smile and laugh with
my friends, even though
its all a lie. 

Inside, I am dying slowly.

Inside, I am ripping myself
apart every day.

On the inside, I am crying. 

I mentally abuse myself
to keep you safe.

I don't want to.

You don't want me to. 

But I do it because I
love you. 

© 2011 Naomi Roseღ

Author's Note

Naomi Roseღ
This is bad.

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Whirlwind of emotions, a short poem with a big impact. Great job.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Really good portrayal of emotions. Good Job!

Posted 10 Years Ago

this is amazing :) the emotions are portrayed soo well!

Posted 10 Years Ago

'naomi' This is a wonderful poem, I give you a ten

Posted 10 Years Ago

this was amazing, not bad. you really expressed your emotions in this, and that's why i love your work so much. excellent job.

Posted 10 Years Ago

First of all, it's not BAD. :) It's very real and thought provoking, esp the line I mentally abuse myself
to keep you safe."

I have been there right in the midst of that very powerful thought/emotion.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Pain and pleasure. Can confuse the two sometime. Sometime hard to express emotion and need. Must demonstrate by act that sometime do very little. Many people suffer and have no way for the pain to escape. Better to look for anything but
"On the inside, I am crying.

I mentally abuse myself
to keep you safe."
Thank you for the powerful poem.

Posted 10 Years Ago

0 of 10 people found this review constructive.

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Added on May 17, 2011
Last Updated on May 17, 2011
Tags: Depression, poetry, cutting, mental abuse, heart break, short


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