Don't Shine on me, Moon, for I Don't Want to be Seen

October 25, 2009
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It's hard to say how i feel
so i write it down in verse
on the outside I'm as strong as steel
but the smile you see is rehearsed.

I joke around and laugh with you
and pretend that I'm ok
but every fairytale isn't true
so I'll lock it all away.

I don't hear my heart beat
could it be it's broken...?
I'll cry alone on the street
and my tears will be my token.

I watch the moon wax and wane
jealously with ease
to start over and erase every stain
to sleep with sweet release.

So I'll pretend to smile
and watch you smile back
and I'll go the extra mile
to make up for what i lack.

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Lonleydandy said...
Nov. 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm
Tamara said...
Nov. 23, 2009 at 2:57 pm
wow that is such an amazing poem
Kaylamic said...
Nov. 17, 2009 at 3:51 pm
Wow, this poem is amazing, I wish I had that much talent.
Mayflower128 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 11, 2009 at 4:43 pm
I know how you feel. Great poem keep writing! It's so well written it makes me want to weep, but I'll smile and walk away!
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