What is it like?

March 18, 2011
By Anonymous

What is it like to love someone?
Does it hurt so much when they leave?
Do you suffer silently in your room as the world spins on by?
Are you alone in the darkness, tears and longing filling the hole in your chest?

What is it like to put on a mask?
Does it hide your face from everyone else?
Do you show the world a smile when you really feel like exploding?
Are you satisfied knowing that no one knows the real you?

What is it like to live alone?
Does anyone else see your pain?
Do you feel free to do whatever, and be whoever?
Are you wishing for a night when someone near would just help you understand
that the world makes sense?

What is it like to be you?
Does it feel like the world is an evil place?
Do you long for compassion and companionship?
Are you hoping for nothing more than to be like someone else?

What is it like to live in this world the way you do?
Does it hurt so much to breathe?
Do you suffer silently when everyone believes your fake smile?
Are you alone just waiting for someone to come and make your life worth living?

Tell me, what is it like?

The author's comments:
I was actually inspired by a boy I met at school. It's my first stab at poetry, and I feel it is simply out of curiosity.

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sissysis said...
on Apr. 14 2011 at 5:50 pm
I love it!  I love all your writing....keep it up girl


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