Teen Mental Illness Poem

Poem About Living A Double Life

I write this as a person, a broken person who has it all, and yet walks away empty handed. I write this as a teenage girl who has had hopes killed, friendships die, love wasted, and yet still comes across as a bright, innovative, positive, hard-working, humorous girl. I want to raise awareness for girls who seem like we have it all, and yet we really have nothing but tears and heartache.

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Published: May 2015

Hello there, it's me.
Bright, sarcastic, light-hearted me
Agonized, bloody, messed-up me.
My friends come - there's no short on my social life.
We talk, we chat, we go home.
Like many others, there are two version of me.

I have a never ending social life.
But no one is really there for me.

I have a 4.0 GPA.
But what good is that when you stress so much
Your teacher tells you to stop working so hard for that 107%?

I have a three octave vocal range.
But my cries are all muffled, my shrieks of anguish suppressed.

I have nice clothes.
But clothes can deceive.

I have a family.
But mine hates me.

I have an hourglass figure that many women would kill for.
But I killed myself in the process.

I have impeccable manners.
But they only help cover up my wounds.

I don't have any scars on my wrists.
But the scars on my heart are even more painful.

I have a double life.
But what good does it do for me.
The mask I wear is firmly in place.
It won't change who I am.

I'm still sparkling, intelligent, genius me.
But I'm still dull, hollow, tragic me.

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  • Jordan Smith by Jordan Smith
  • 3 years ago

I love this so much. As a twenty-year-old in college, struggling with anxiety and depression, I related to this so much. People do not understand that I have anxiety and depression because I am outgoing at school. I seem to have it together around others because I have to. I appreciate your words.

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