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Doll House Living

June 2, 2009
By sgrace SILVER, West Chester, Pennsylvania
sgrace SILVER, West Chester, Pennsylvania
5 articles 22 photos 18 comments

I'm so tired of pretending
I cant play this doll house game anymore
what's the good of living
if you have nothing to live for?
as your eyes meet mine,
I know you must see
but you dont see
Im so tired of pretending
I hate living a lie, this lie
double life
triple life
quadruple life
even more then ever before
crashing reality refuses to settle in
leaving me with less than nothing
without reality, eyes are useless
I cant really see truth at all,
no matter how hard I try.
because im so swarmed with lies.
every second of every syllable that leaves my lips
draws me farther from who I want to be
and how I want to see
I'm beating myself, and Im not winning
im so tired of pretending
I cant play this doll house game anymore
whats the good of living
if you have nothing to live for?

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Hello! This poem is really good! After reading it, though, I am inclined to believe that you might be really struggling. If you are, please reach out to a trusted adult. You are worth the time and effort! I can personally attest there is help!

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on Jul. 3 2019 at 6:36 pm
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This is amazing, great job!
@MoisesGonzo01 I agree with you.

on Feb. 28 2019 at 1:27 pm
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Wow! Very strong and powerful piece! I absolutely loved this. @MoisesGonzo01 I agree with you as well!

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Really good,I liked it

on Nov. 21 2018 at 12:30 pm
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This poem really moved me in how it really touches on a sensitive topic that no one likes to talk about.

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on Nov. 3 2018 at 9:05 pm
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Wow this is amazing