Hurting Poem by Teens

Poem About Hiding Your Depression

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Goodbye, my sweet Lori. Wishing you were still alive and in our family, hearts, and homes. On September 25, 2018, Lori Denise Gonzales was called home to heaven by the dear Lord, leaving...

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The Lies She Told

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Published by Family Friend Poems December 2013

When she smiles and laughs,
It no longer sounds hollow,
For she has learned
To mask her sorrow.
She's so uncertain
Of why she is sad.
Her life is fine now.
Why does it hurt so bad?
Tears won't fall.
She forgot how to cry.
Most of the time
She just wants to die.
She's obsessed with this concept
That skinny is perfect.
She pukes if she eats
Just trying to feel worth it.
She looks in the mirror
And hates what she sees.
She slices her skin
Screaming, "I don't wanna be me!"
But by tomorrow
No one will know
She'll smile and laugh.
The scars won't show.
They think she is better.
They couldn't be more wrong.
She plays the part well.
They think she is strong.
Now and again
Someone sees past her mask.
They study her face
And quietly ask.
She looks back smiling
And she says, "I'm fine,"
But the sad truth is
She always lies.

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  • Deborah J Gonzales by Deborah J Gonzales, San Antonio Texas
  • 3 years ago

Goodbye, my sweet Lori. Wishing you were still alive and in our family, hearts, and homes. On September 25, 2018, Lori Denise Gonzales was called home to heaven by the dear Lord, leaving behind three beautiful daughters and a grandson, a sister, two brothers, and Mike (her stepfather) and me (her mother). We lost a very special person. She was a beautiful person who is missed dearly by all her family and loved ones and friends who she was near and dear to. All we have left behind are the greatest memories of a lifetime we shall cherish and keep alive forever. RIP my sweet Lori Denise Gonzales. Until we meet again.

  • Deborah J Gonzales by Deborah J Gonzales, San Antonio Texas
  • 3 years ago

September 25, 2018, my beautiful daughter of 40 years lost her tragic battle against Satan and his evildoers who sell the street silent killer known as heroin. Satan lures his victims with his venomous epidemic drug. We parents who have lost a child to this have hearts that are still shocked and shattered.

  • Courtney by Courtney, Abilene TX
  • 8 years ago

This is exactly how I feel I hide my cuts as I put on a smile. No one ever figures out my depression. but I fear they are catching on this poem has helped me through life and struggle. Thank you So much for putting this poem up.

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