Broken Record

May 20, 2012
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Empty faces at empty doors
Stare out at me
As if I can’t see
Empty faces with empty hearts
Try and make it better
But they can’t
They can’t even start
I’m walking alone
For one more day
Smile and put on a happy face
I am called by every name
No one
Uses words
But their faces say

And the faces will blur but the pain won’t fade
And I
Try and hang on for one more day
I’m left spinning like a broken record
You’ll never know
That I’m about to break

I can still feel in my glass heart
Even though you ripped it apart
Keep my head up and smile
If I push it away
It’ll go away for a while

Straight on smile
With a straight on gaze
Make sure they can’ t see
What I hide everyday
If I hide it will it go away?
Or is already to late?

And the days will blur
But the pain won’t fade
And I
Gotta hang on for one more day
I’m repeating like a broken record
You’ll never know
How long it takes to break

The record plays
But it can’t make a sound
Waiting for someone to listen
They hear the noise
But they won’t turn around
If they wait to long
I’ll be played out

And the faces have blurred
But the pain’s here to stay
And I
Know that life takes so much strength
But the record’s still playin’
You never know
Who’s about to break

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iCheeto This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 20, 2012 at 11:13 am
I loved reading every word, each line was better than the last and you wrapped it up clean in the end.  It's a great piece, with a very real and true message.  I know this feeling you're writing about, and this poem hit my heart. Nice :D
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