She’s got everybody fooled.

December 22, 2007
By Nikki Mitchell, Oklahoma City, OK

She’s got everybody fooled.
She nearly has herself fooled.

Look at her, she looks happy.
So she must be happy,
Right?

She’s not happy.

She’s mistaken.

Look at her, she has wonderful friends.
Friends that are constantly there.
Right?

Maybe constantly just isn’t enough.

She’s alone.

Look at her, she’s always so content.
So pleased with everything.
Right?

She has no idea what’s going on.

She’s confounded.

Look at her.
Look at her like you’ve never looked at her before.
Look into her eyes,
Into her soul, her essence.

You can’t,
She won’t let you.
She’s afraid, terrified.
She’s so fearful.

Look once more,
Look deeper.
What do you see?

You get a glimpse, but of bareness.
Of emptiness.
Austerity and worthlessness.


She feels stranded, left in the dark.
Her eyes stay open as she hopes for a sign.
An indication.
Of anything, anyone.
A signal,
That someone is near.
A clue,
To what is going on there.
In that dark, sinister place.

The place she calls life.
The place where she is trapped.

She wants out.
She needs light, hope.
She needs radiance.
Maybe even just a spark.
Anything, so she knows she’s not alone.
Unaided.

She’s mistaken.


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on Aug. 29 2010 at 6:12 pm
__horizon133 PLATINUM, Portage, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"laugh, and the world laughs with you. laugh hysterically, and for no apparent reason, and they will leave you alone." anonymous

this is really good. many of us can probaby identify with it.                       

keep writing!


on Nov. 10 2008 at 9:59 pm
OMG!!!! I feel like this poem was written ABOUT me!!!!! that describes me in every way possible...read my poem...it is sorta, kinda, like ur poem....and rate it (like i did urs) too please...

TeenInk.com/raw/Poetry/article/60970/The-Real-Me/


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