The Poet

August 16, 2016

I've been keeping
All these feelings,
Been keeping them deep inside.
I don't show them,
I hidden them,
But sometimes I want to open wide.

Sometimes in life,
I can't handle strife
I don't want to hurt somebody else
So I start writing down
On some paper I found
The emotions I keep to myself.

I know I'm not a lover
And I try to cover
The feelings I have for you.
I try to be romantic
But I start to panic,
I just don't know what to do.

Sticks and stones
May break my bones
But I don't want to hurt your heart.
I can't seem to balance
My feelings for romance
And it's tearing me apart.

I use expressions
To cover my depression.
I have feelings too.
I use words like madness
To cover up sadness,
Just know I'm a person too.

I know my words
Can rather hurt
A person I care about,
So I stay quiet,
Usually silent,
To keep from lashing out.

I'm a quiet poet
I don't show it,
But I have anger too.
I may use profanity
To cover insanity,
But I'm a person too.

I may seem unsure
Or rather insecure
And may appear to be broken
But it's just my devotion
To use my emotions
To create my own beautiful poem.

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StArFish1202This 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...
Oct. 21 at 3:32 am
This is amazing! And it seems to fit so well with my life right now.. Keep writing! Your poems always inspire me and are consistently getting better.
AfricanKing This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 2 at 10:45 am
I really like your poems, they are so well written :)
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