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Pretending To Shine

February 20, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


You’d bite the skin of your lips,
Bring a knife to your wrist,
Just to compare the pain
Of a shattered heart
And tortured mind.
You say your heart is like a stallion;
They love it more when it’s broken.
You’d wish for more dreams and less life,
More thoughts and less heart,
And pray that God won’t leave you behind.

Oh, it’s so easy to feign happiness.
Easy to slap a smile on your lips and say you mean it,
Easy to pretend you’ve successfully paddled across the ocean of
Insults,
Names,
And stares;
Easy to ignore the rage inside your soul,
Easy to jump off a precipice and call it freedom
Instead of suicide.

But you didn’t notice me standing there, did you?
My arms trying their best to hold you upright.
The darkness has made you blind
To the light,
And I’ll be here
To trample your fears
And reopen
Your eyes.

Why?
Because I know it’s easy to feign happiness
When you’re enveloped in the dark.



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midnightwoah said...
on Jul. 6 2014 at 7:02 pm
midnightwoah, Monett, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve." -Stephen Chbosky

This poem reminded me of a friend of my that moved to a private Fine Arts school this year. She was too attached in a relationship that ended taring herself apart and forcing her to be happy by stupid antics. It would have been nice to show her this poem, I know she could relate to it.

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Mar. 12 2014 at 4:41 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank you :) And haha, yes it most definitely is! I just loved that line and had to put it somewhere. Glad you caught it! :P

on Mar. 12 2014 at 3:06 pm
RozaAlexander, Amory, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, & accepted by idiots.

i can agree and relate to this. Its easy to become blinded by darkness and easier when you feel as if no one cares. and "You say your heart is like a stallion; They love it more when it’s broken." Is that a fall out boy refrence to the song "phionex"?