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I have never been able to be myself. Everyone thinks I'm happy, but I'm not. I hide alone and pretend to be doing something else. I can't cry; if do i'll be caught. I have to pull myself...

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No One Knows Me


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

No one will ever truly know me.
How can they when they never even try?
Because I smile, they assume I am happy.

No one knows me.
I hide behind a mask.
They just never did get it.

No one knows me.
It is a difficult task.
Always there for people, but they are never truly there for me.

No one knows me.
Friendships, I have many.
If I do, why do I still feel alone in this world?

No one knows me.
I guess it is just a curse.
They wouldn't understand.

No one knows me.
They wouldn't care.
They would call it a teenage phase.

The emotionless mask will be up forevermore,
waiting for someone to take it off of me.
No one will ever truly know me.


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  • Anonymous by Anonymous
  • 4 years ago

I like this poem so much. It's just so hard to try to find who you really are hiding behind the mask of fake smiles and being a teenager. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Charity A Olson by Charity A Olson
  • 5 years ago

I have never been able to be myself. Everyone thinks I'm happy, but I'm not. I hide alone and pretend to be doing something else. I can't cry; if do i'll be caught. I have to pull myself together until I go to bed.

  • Nthabeleng by Nthabeleng, Gauteng
  • 8 years ago

I truly enjoyed the explains the true me. I feel like telling someone about this but I just can't find the right words, not even my parents. I wanna tell, but like it's been said...everything will be okay.. well for me I just hope...

  • Jazmin D. Barnes by Jazmin D. Barnes, Ohio
  • 8 years ago

I understand completely. Its like if I try explaining myself to someone they don't understand and judge me for it. Life is tough I guess.

  • Jj Davids by Jj Davids
  • 10 years ago

I know how you feel but mine is just a little different. I have a few friends but they only want to use me. I can be different and be like them but I know that it is wrong. Smoking, drinking, teenage pregnancy and killing is not what I want to be a part of. Nobody knows me but through my family, they know my name.
Let the animal I imprisoned stay imprisoned in an unbreakable cage locked in a dark room where only a difference can bring a small shade of light.
They don't know us all but let it stay like that because 'it' should stay caged and never be unlocked.

I wish you all good luck with this albatross

  • Ariana by Ariana
  • 10 years ago

This is so beautiful. I feel the same exact way. I am always smiling and people always think I am that girl with the big bright smile that will never stop smiling. My bff became bff with these girls that went to my old school because I moved in 5th grade and I'm in 6th now. Now we don't laugh a lot but she always includes me with them. She lived 7 years without them being her bff and 1 year being mine but we were besties.

  • Jake Wood by Jake Wood, Tacoma
  • 11 years ago

You just basically summed up my life.

  • Devin by Devin
  • 11 years ago

I could not agree more, I just graduated College and I still feel this way. If you ever wanted a suggestion from me it would be to just change the teenage thing. My only suggestion would be to make it more for anyone no matter the age to be able to identify with the poem all the way through. all around though I love this poem.

  • Jon by Jon
  • 12 years ago

Thanks for writing this. I lost the one person who knew me - unconditionally - four years ago. She was a good friend (not a lover). We knew each other inside out for more than 20 years. I have no one now who really knows me. It's hard. And new friends? All they want to do is talk about themselves - they never ask how I am. I feel like I'll never know a unconditional-love friendship ever again.

  • Samantha by Samantha, Texas
  • 12 years ago

I feel the exact same way. Everyday I laugh and smile, but it's all fake. I don't really want people to know who I really am on the inside because I'm scared they'll not be my friends anymore.

  • Marisol by Marisol, New Mexico
  • 12 years ago

I feel like this a lot my family thinks they know me but they truly don't. My friends think they know me but they don't. It seems like every one thinks they know me but they don't. So I get what your coming from I just wish there was someone that could really understand me. They all think I have a wonderful life and they are right I do have a good life.... for someone that wasn't me

  • Chris by Chris
  • 12 years ago

Love this poem. I always felt like this I just never knew how to label it but now I know I'm emo we are all lone and misunderstood and we can see the world for what it truly is emo forever

  • Dominique Houston Tx. by Dominique Houston Tx.
  • 12 years ago

I feel where your coming from. I know how it feels to be alone. When no ones there to catch you if you fall you just land on your face. No ones there to hear your silent screams but they are there. The pain they cause on you but have to keep a brave face and be strong.

  • Kea by Kea, Joburg
  • 12 years ago

I love your poem. I feel the same. I listen to my so called friends when they are heartbroken, have fights with their parents and I am there when they try to kill themselves...I never cry in front of them and now I am their rock...can't cry or express myself...I write and that's all I can do. I cry myself to sleep most nights and have thoughts of killing myself. Can't live this life anymore, it's to much. I don't want to be grown up. I want to be a child and have fun...and thanks thought I was the only one...keep writing

  • Caroline by Caroline
  • 13 years ago

This sounds exactly like me! Also, the one person who knows me only knows me halfway.

  • Anny by Anny, California
  • 13 years ago

I love this story it totally explains my life and how I feel.

  • Wendy by Wendy
  • 13 years ago

That is how I feel sometimes people think they know me but they don't. I feel like I'm alone and don't have no one even in school.

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