Hurting Poem by Teens

Poem Of Invisible Struggles

This poem reflects exactly what I feel, but will never tell my family or friends. It shows how I hide behind my mask, which is slowly coming apart. It says how I don't tell them because I can deal with it in my own way, and they don't need to worry.

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This is truly what I feel. Their hopes that I'll be something they think of is fading. It's just killing me. I have no one to express myself to. I don't want someone to feel or even know what...

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I'm Hiding Deep Inside


Published by Family Friend Poems September 2011 with permission of the Author.

Can no one see this smile I'm faking,
See how, inside, I'm constantly shaking?
These people all claim they know me well,
Yet no one can see through my crumbling shell

"I'm fine," I whisper, my sadness unknown,
They leave me to deal with this anguish alone.
I've hidden behind this wall most of my life,
I've managed so far, I've dealt with my strife.

Watching as, slowly, my blood leaks away,
It helps to keep life's true horrors at bay.
I pull down my sleeve to cover my hurt,
For approaching footsteps, I'm on the alert.

I guess my pretense is just all too real,
No one has to know of the pain that I feel.
The real me inside, where no one can see,
I can fool everyone else, why can't I fool me?


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  • Boitumelo Libe by Boitumelo Libe
  • 6 years ago

This is the world I have to face every morning so that no one sees the scar hidden inside of me!

  • Kaylene Hostetler by Kaylene Hostetler, Tennessee, Manchester,united States
  • 8 years ago

I can relate to this poem really well. I'm in 9th grade and I feel like I'm worthless.

  • Margaret by Margaret
  • 9 years ago

I liked your poem Not to sound corny but after living so long not really believing in God: I know now God is real. I get my prayers answered Pray to God the universe is God you do get results. It is not religion it's about God which is infinite Love.

  • Kaitlyn by Kaitlyn, Kansas
  • 10 years ago

I feel like that all the time. I feel like I am in hell

  • Emma by Emma
  • 10 years ago

I know what it's like. Perhaps not with the same context as this, or with the same feelings, but the blanket coverage is there. I hope that people are right, and it does get better; still, I think that your poem was beautiful. I loved your last line; 'I can fool everyone else, why can't I fool me?'.

I hope that things do get better, though, if not for me than for you.

  • Joey by Joey
  • 10 years ago

Wow this poem described what I am feeling these days so much, I am struggling everyday just to see if tomorrow would be a better day for me, I am tired of standing alone everyday. My social skills are what keeping me from moving on, because I am super shy around strange people, the first thing they say of our first meeting ' why is she so shy?' But when they get to know me they start to like me and use me to their own advantage way because they discovered that I am too kind. They make fun behind my back thinking that I don't know and I want to scream at them but I can't turn around to face them, this is the worst feelings I have ever occurred in my life, my best friend is coming on 24 December, I haven't seen her for two years, I am waiting her. Finally there will be someone to understand me again

  • Destiny by Destiny, Ohio
  • 10 years ago

I've been depressed for about three years. Everyone got sick of me being sad all the time. I really did try to get better..but I couldn't. I got tired of being called a liar and attention whore so now I pretend to be better. But I'm not better. I still cry every single night. And I take pills to sleep so I don't wake up screaming because of the nightmares. I got so tired of disappointing people. They all hoped I'd get better, and I just didn't. So now I'm "better". And everyone's happy but me.

  • Anjali by Anjali
  • 6 years ago

This is truly what I feel. Their hopes that I'll be something they think of is fading. It's just killing me. I have no one to express myself to. I don't want someone to feel or even know what I feel. I just want to shed it all. And that's how tears fall out, giving relief as raindrops fall on a desert.

  • Navjot Kaur by Navjot Kaur
  • 10 years ago

I like your poem, it simply shows how skilled you are at hiding your feelings. But dear, that is not the a natural beauty. Do not hide your feelings, life is amazing just give it another chance and you will see.

  • Tresssa14 by Tresssa14
  • 11 years ago

This sounds like me. My mom caught me cutting once, and she thinks I've stopped, but, I still cut. She has no idea, and she thinks she knows me so well, but, She doesn't know me AT ALL!

  • Victoria by Victoria, Mexico City
  • 11 years ago

I truly love your poem it really does show your whole pain and what you feel on the inside of you. I can truly relate to your poem cuz I sometimes feel the exact same was as you, just remember you're not and never truly alone. We do exist and trust me things do get better it just takes time I mean it took me a while to understand it, but thanks to an awesome friend that I have has been there for me like no one else has. Just try to find a really true friend or someone that gives and shows that they're worth your trust.

  • Anonymous by Anonymous, Birmingham
  • 11 years ago

I had a friend. We were good friends, when someone suggested marriage I laughed. As if. But then I loved him. He knew this but he got his girlfriend to spread horrid things about me. He told her all of my secrets, I hid my feelings and acted as if I didn't care when inside it killed. I am hoping I'll get over this and he'll suffer as much as I did. This is probably not the way to do it but I'm hiding inside. Touching Poem...

  • Kirstie-Ara by Kirstie-Ara
  • 12 years ago

I hide my feelings all the time too. I know you probably don't want people to judge you or worry too much. but it really does get better. The best advise I can give is find someone you trust completely without a doubt and spill your heart out. There's always gonna be one special person that you can always go to, you just need to find yours.

  • Pavarti by Pavarti, New York
  • 12 years ago

I know how you feel. I used to feel like that all the time. It gets better though. Just try talking to someone about it. That's what I did. It helps, trust me. be strong!

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