Depression Poem

People Don't Know Who I Really Am Poem

People don't know who I really am. My mask covers my true feelings.

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This is so relatable. People always think I'm happy all the time; they think I never feel pain and they try to never make me feel pain. The thing is, I already do. Whenever I do feel pain and...

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Published: July 2013

I smile, I laugh, I joke around,
but my feelings no one has ever found.
They see me every day with a smile on my face,
but when I get back to this place
I feel as if it's my own hell,
as if I'm locked in a cell.
The tears run down my face.
I sit in my room, quiet and wondering
if anyone sees the pain I feel
and how it's oh so real.
Another day comes as I put on my mask and hide.
No one sees the pain I feel inside.
I laugh and I smile,
but inside I'm sad.
I wish someone could see.
I get back to this place I call hell,
where it all began and where I fell.
I take off my mask, but I'm still all alone,
and it kills me that no one will ever know.
I wish I could be the girl
that people think they really see.

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  • A Girl by A Girl
  • 3 years ago

This is so relatable. People always think I'm happy all the time; they think I never feel pain and they try to never make me feel pain. The thing is, I already do. Whenever I do feel pain and they find out, I put on my mask because they want to see the person they want to look up to. That was a huge mistake. Anyway, thanks for this poem I really appreciate it.

  • Justice Clay by Justice Clay
  • 3 years ago

All my friends ask me if I"m ok. I tell them I"m fine but I"m really not. I don"t want to draw attention to myself but I come home and cry. This poem describes exactly how I feel. I feel so lost.

  • Juanita by Juanita
  • 3 years ago

I feel the same way. I cry everyday because I'm scared, frightened, terrified etc... I failed so many GCSES and my sis shows off saying she's passed (unlike me), I feel so vulnerable, so weak in this soft gesture of my heart, but strong in body shape. It's unbearable the pain and my heart can't contain it.

  • Kya by Kya, Anderson SC
  • 5 years ago

I sadly know how you feel, I do it too. My life is a living hell, My mother passed away about 2 years ago and my father overdoses on meds and my stepmom throws stuff in my face as if it is all my fault.

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