Depression Poem by Teens

Masking, Hiding Your Emotions Poem

Hi, my name is Ledia and I'm 15 years old. I started writing poetry when I was 13. It became a hobby for me after I showed one of my favorite poems to my teacher, and saw him get emotional. He really liked my poem and motivated mento keep writing. Hes the reason I still write.
So here I am, trying to publish my poems because I really want to make him proud. Its kind of hard, so many people are trying to publish too, and their poems are amazing. But I will not give up, and will keep trying!

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This poem really hit home. It was very comforting in a way, knowing that I'm not the only one that feels this way. I could relate a lot to the words, especially "you think she's the happiest...

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Deep Down The Sea, Far From Shore

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Published by Family Friend Poems November 6, 2023 with permission of the Author.

Picking seashells to put on sand castles
And swimming in the water near the shore
She's the happiest girl you've seen before
Always smiling, shining her light
She's really sunshine at its core

She walks with pride
Head up
Never down looking the floor

But do you know what goes on,
Deep down the sea, far from shore?

Her mind is like an ongoing, and never ending war
A constant struggle
Her thoughts haunt her and break her
Her heart has been turned into rubble

She gathers her feelings
Hides them
And puts them behind the mask she wears everyday
Afraid of what others might think
Afraid of what others might say

She's the happiest girl you've seen before
But if she reveals what's behind that mask,
You won't think that anymore

You think she's the happiest girl you've seen before
But you don't know her
Or anything going on,
Deep down the sea, far from shore...

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  • Andy by Andy
  • 5 months ago

This poem really hit home. It was very comforting in a way, knowing that I'm not the only one that feels this way. I could relate a lot to the words, especially "you think she's the happiest girl you've seen before, but you don't know what goes on deep down the sea, far from shore". I'm very good at masking my feelings, others never know that I'm doing it to hide all the pain I'm carrying.

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