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Who Am I Fooling?

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Nothing seems to fit
my words seem so hollow
I feel like a fake
that's a bitter pill to swallow

Nothing's the same
can't stand on my own, not without anyone else
need the thoughts of my infatuation
of needing to be someone else

Who am I fooling?
I'm just a girl with a painted smiling face
in my own make believe world

Who am I fooling?
I'm just at a masquerade
pretending like I'm a happy girl
I'm such a stupid, stupid girl

I look in the mirror
all I see is the mask
I chose to put on
chose my own path
to cover up my past

But not even I believe it
I'm sure someone can see it
behind my smile, a scared girl cries
my world is starting to shatter inside

If you knew how I felt,
if you could read my thoughts
you'd see I am just an illusion of imperfection
lying to everyone to protect what's left of me, the part I've got

Who am I fooling?
I'm just a painted smiling face
in my own make believe world

Who am I fooling?
I'm at my own masquerade
pretending I'm a perfect girl
such a stupid, stupid girl

I can't take back the pain
it hurts more with every passing day
I just want to be loved

Even in my dreams
clouded by uncertainty
I just don't get enough

Who am I fooling?

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Ash24This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 28, 2014 at 4:43 am
This is something many of us can relate with. Great work! :)
shadow_girl13 said...
Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:16 am
Hey, we are very alike :D I seen your quote, almost like mine, I love singing and dancing too:)) Go to my profile :3
lavago97 said...
Apr. 30, 2011 at 8:34 pm
This poem it totally like me im in the same situation. This is a awsome poem, i love it
Francheska said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 9:37 am
i really like your work. your really good. keep it up
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