My mask

August 11, 2011
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If I fall,
Will you catch me?
If I cry,
Will you hold me?
If I died would you miss me?

Am I alone?
Is anyone there?
Does anybody out there
even care?

I hide my pain,
I hide the truth,
because I'm afraid to get hurt,
I'm unsure what to do.

My eyes sting and burn
from the tears waiting to pour out,
but I can't let them go,
Can't make a sound.
Others would judge me,
they would see my weakness.

This smile I wear everyday,
once i'm alone
it fades away.
It's fake.
It's a mask.
But no one seems to notice.
Until the mask cracks.

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Patricia012795 said...
Nov. 9, 2011 at 8:48 am
You are so talented. Thank you. When my Dad died this is exactly how I felt. I love all your poems.
Sarah1311 said...
Oct. 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm
I truly understand your words. And I love your comments. Thank you for all your positvity and opinions:)
savetheplanet said...
Sept. 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm
My best friend asked me once, "If I died today, would anyone care enough to say goodbye?"  I told him, "I wouldn't have to say goodbye, I would save you.  I care, even if no one else does.  You have at least one person on this Earth who loves you, cares for you, and would miss you when you're gone."  I really appreciate this poem.
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