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Internal Turmoil

August 30, 2021
By Rsnail-925 PLATINUM, Boulder, Colorado
Rsnail-925 PLATINUM, Boulder, Colorado
24 articles 6 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
A story has as many versions as it has readers - Winter Of Our Discontent

How to tell people 

The thing they knew about me 

Has changed 

Maybe for better

Maybe for worse 

And I won’t be sorry 

When the arguments 

Throw me over the edge 

Out of their lives 

Feels like the closest friends

Try to understand 

And I know they're supporting me 

But I can’t get out of my head 

That it's wrong 

Every day I think I'm lying

That what I said 

Could be fake 

A scam 

And I’ve done too much damage 

Can’t go back now  

Because I'm a mess

A spillage of gas

With a lit match 


Fake smiles when they mention

Inside they don’t know

That I’m shielding my emotions

And it doesn't help

It has become my personality 

I really wish it hadn't 

I don’t know if it's true 

Or if I’m making it up 

I need to know

I’ve always been one way 

Now that's changed 

If only I could know 

With an easier escape

The author's comments:

This is a very honest and emotional piece for me, there wasn't a lot of time or planning put into it. I just got on my computer and wrote what came to mind and this is what you see. I find that writing really helps me express my struggles and triumphs as a person. This poem is a free verse, not a ton of repetition or structure. 


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