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Dealing With Pain On Your Own

Something I deal with a little bit at a time each day. :(

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Unless people are suffering the same pain, they cannot understand. However, most people do mean they will be there for you but don't know what to do to make it better. Have you ever asked...

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© more by Sherrel Stringfield

Published: October 2017

I'm surrounded by people who say they care,
But when I really need them, they suddenly aren't there.

I feel so empty sitting in a dark room all alone.
I can't even image ever calling this place I see a home.

People say they understand, but I know that's a lie,
For if they did, they would know what it's like to emotionally die.

So I deal with this pain every day,
Hoping in the near future everything will turn out okay.

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  • Sahaana Mahadevan by Sahaana Mahadevan
  • 7 months ago

I know people who go through similar things and feel that if they read it, they would definitely understand. It was really well-written.

  • Dympna Casey by Dympna Casey
  • 7 months ago

Unless people are suffering the same pain, they cannot understand. However, most people do mean they will be there for you but don't know what to do to make it better. Have you ever asked them for help, for a chat? Some people don't know when things are really bad for you. I am speaking from experience. I am often in that black hole, but it is hard to ask for help when we don't know what will help us. If you can speak with a mental health professional, just someone who really understands from their training and who you can be truly open with is the best person. They are not friends, so you can tell them anything. Be well and be hopeful for better times. God Bless.

  • Angelina Nunnely-Tucker by Angelina Nunnely-Tucker, tuscaloosa
  • 3 years ago

When I read this poem I thought about how I feel every day. People tell me they understand, that they know how I feel, but they don't. Sometimes the people who tell me this are the people who make me feel this way.

  • Justina by Justina
  • 10 months ago

Hi, Angelina! I really agreed with your comment because in my life people and best friends say that they will be there when I need them, but they don't! They just leave me in the dirt. Sad but it's true. :(

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