Grief Poem

Three people who were very close to me and my family suddenly died. I felt like I had to help my family get through this and be positive, so I pretended to be happy and never told anyone how I felt, and now 6 years later I'm still crying most nights because I've never properly dealt with their death, and still nobody knows. This is also my first ever poem and I'm only a kid, so take that into consideration when you read it. :)

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My Mask

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Published: June 2011

Every morning I wake up and put on a mask.
The mask makes everything seem all right,
But they don't know I cry at night.
The nightmares just won't go away.
If only I knew it was your last day.
For six years I've felt this pain.
The feeling just won't go away.
Everyone thinks I've dealt with your death the best,
But without this mask I'd be a mess.

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  • by Patricia Cisco
  • 2 weeks ago

Wow, dear author of this heart-saddening poem, you may be a child in age, not so in your maturity level and your spirit. Taking on all that grief alone and hidden is hard indeed. I think it is wonderful you are finally coming to terms with your grief through this beautiful poem. I understand first-hand about the kind of grief you are experiencing and trying to hide your own sad feelings of loss and heartache to be strong for your other loved ones, but then I am a heck of a lot older than you. I admire your courage, but you need to allow yourself to grieve now. Beautiful poem!

  • by Brittany Rivera, Margate FL
  • 2 weeks ago

Great poem. I really like it. I can tell you wrote this poem from your heart.

  • by Cricket LImes
  • 1 month ago

My Mask is very resonating. I lost my very best friend of 30 years to cancer in 2012, and still I wear that mask daily. It's not easy, but we communicate through the thoughts that we write. Thank you for sharing.

  • by Ian Collins
  • 5 months ago

My brother died 12 years ago...every day I, too, put on my mask and go out into a world that he no longer can. Love the living around you whilst you can. You are not alone. If we ever meet you will know me by my mask. Ian

  • by Marieke
  • 11 months ago

Six years ago, my only grandmother died. I was devastated. I'm still thinking about her every day. I think I never properly dealt with her death. I just miss her so much. I find so much recognition in your poem. Thank you for this.

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