Feelings Poem by Teens

Poem About Holding In Pain

This is dedicated to all the young people struggling to feel something other than emptiness or pain.

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Wanting To Feel Something


Published: February 2008

Have you ever held in pain to the point where it seemed like you didn't care?
You could've sworn you were crying,
But when you went to wipe tears away there was nothing there?
Going through life empty,
Just letting the world pass you by.
Numb to any feelings,
Just wishing you could die.
See I feel like this daily.
So lost I don't know what to feel.
When in fact I do feel pain, I can't believe that it's real.
So as I lay my head down tonight,
I close my eyes and pray.
I pray that God will give me guidance and to maybe feel some day.

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  • by Alyssa Paige Riley
  • 10 months ago

I'm just typing this to say that I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one feeling this way.

  • by Binie Harlig
  • 1 year ago

All I have to say is that I really feel blessed to be able to feel it all. I am so grateful to G-d that I have the strength to care about things when I have a LOT of pain stored inside of my heart. I do hate how my pain weighs me down but I feel strong because I'm not numb. I guess both ways have a benefit but G-d gave me passion and right now my feelings are pain for those who cannot feel it.

  • by Fidelia, Los √Āngeles
  • 3 years ago

I have had felt that way and it's not a good feeling. I made one of my friends hate me and it hurts really bad seen your friend showing hatred and anger at the same time towards you. I have started to lose faith on living he was a good friend even though he's not my friend anymore. I have tried to apologize to him in many different ways. But apparently he doesn't want to accept my apologies he's hating me more and more. This poem made me realize I shouldn't lose faith on living there's people here that I care about. Who ever wrote this poem thank you very much.

  • by Tinnaisha, Philadelphia
  • 5 years ago

I felt this way before, to the point where I though I should just die so I wouldn't feel the pain any more but then I though it over, I have 8 brothers and sisters and I think they would like to see me alive and then I got too much to live for
it's good to know I'm not alone☻☺♥

  • by Liz Hope
  • 5 years ago

I feel exactly the same right now and have. I want to die but I can't die and leave my little sisters they mean so much to me we do so much together :)

but I understand how and why your feeling

  • by Amber, US (Texas)
  • 7 years ago

Exactly, so I'm not alone. and this made me happy, and I felt it seems to resemble my own life. thank you.

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