Hurting Poem by Teens

This poem is about depression and how it can make someone feel.

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The Girl That Nobody Knows


Published by Family Friend Poems March 2013 with permission of the Author.

There is a girl that everyone knows
Beautiful grin, no worries or woes
Laugh is one you'll never forget
She's living in her past debt
She hates her body, says she is fat
She shouldn't hate herself, but doesn't know that
She's the girl with the biggest smile
Nobody knows she forces up bile
Feels worthless, ugly, abandoned, wasted
No one knows the tears she has tasted
Cries herself to sleep at night
But smiles again once it is bright
She pulls the blade across her skin
Takes comfort in the pain she's in
She loves the sight of her own blood
She wants to see the beautiful flood
She once said she wished she was dead
She meant it, wasn't just in her head
This is the girl that nobody knows
Inside her walls she's forever enclosed


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  • Danielle L. Somack by Danielle L. Somack, Winnipeg
  • 4 years ago

This poem is really powerful and it struck a chord with me. It's true in many cases that the saddest people around us are the ones you would least suspect, because they hide their pain so well. Nobody else knows of the sheer agony some suffer daily, hidden behind a smile. This poem reveals a window into a life that is true for one too many humans and teens in this world.

  • Madaline by Madaline
  • 4 years ago

Pain is a tiring thing and it kills people. I have wanted to kill myself before because I could not handle anything anymore. Being sexually harassed by somebody I loved was painful. But if that ever happens to you, tell somebody; don't stay quiet. I learned from that, and I am currently 11-years-old and know too much for my age.

  • Skylar by Skylar, Us
  • 9 years ago

I'm known as the silent but deadly one in my family. I keep all my feelings on the inside, hidden from everyone else behind a smile or a glare and no one knows the real pain I go through each day. They really say it's just a phase and that I just need to get over it but how can I when I hate myself on the inside? When I can't control the emotions I am hiding?

  • Cammy by Cammy
  • 8 years ago

This poem touched my heart. I thought I was the one who feels this way. Thanks a lot.

  • Anonymous by Anonymous, Spring Hill Tn
  • 9 years ago

This story fits me well I always hide behind a fake smile always try and hide my pain from people. Cry myself to sleep at night and just let everyone think I'm okay when I'm really not.

  • Shawn by Shawn, Greensbo NC
  • 10 years ago

I know how you feel I wanted to die so many times just because my voice wasn't being heard from anyone.

  • Zebra by Zebra, Danville Illinois
  • 10 years ago

This Poem Is Amazing. ! Love it . It really touched my heart.

  • Nikita Hope by Nikita Hope
  • 11 years ago

This explains me so much. This is my life I hide behind a big fake smile but cry myself to sleep at night. This was so touching to me.

  • Silver Rose by Silver Rose
  • 7 years ago

You do not cry alone. We both look to the same star.

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