As If

May 2, 2017
Custom User Avatar
More by this author

Sad, insecure,
Afraid to speak up?
“Act as if,” they say.
Act as if you’re not.

Stand tall when you walk.
Project your voice when you talk
Raise your hand in class
Act as if

Speak your mind.
Be the part. Look the part.
You can do this.
Just act as if.

If you really knew me,
If you could see inside,
You’d find sad and insecure and afraid
Acting as if

Ironic, isn’t it?
The only time I’m not
Acting “as if”?
When I’m with you

Join the Discussion

This article has 1 comment. Post your own now!

SpeakerofWolvesThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 4 at 9:21 am
@Savage14 Amazing job! I am crying right now and my classmates and teacher are looking at me like,"Are you ok?"
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback