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The Sadness

Standing in the shower
The water hides my tears
But not my insecurities
I still have all my fears

I let out sobs against the tiles
And hear them echoed back
I should be happy, full of smiles
But I have lost the knack

I stand there, feeling helpless
I'm wondering what to do
I've never felt this way before
It's all because of you

I wonder if you care at all
Or if you even know
The fake smile that I keep all day
I'm just putting on a show

Show people that there's nothing wrong
Don't let them see I'm sad
Just like a fruit with perfect peel
While insides rotting bad

The sadness thats inside me
Eats away, right to my core
The fear, the hate, the sadness
I'm hardly myself anymore

True love, it seems, is for others
Not for the likes of me
Who try to be just what you want
Whilst knowing I can never be

And so, go on pretending
I'm fine, I'm happy, I'm loved
My fascade so believable
I wear it like a glove

Tears exhausted, shower off
I paint my smile anew
Do you ever really see me
I don't think you ever do

Another day is ending
Tomorrow starts again
My charade is so believeable
I can forget my pain

I convince myself that all is well
Fine for days, weeks, months
Until unknown triggers happen
and sadness starts to come

But I'll see it through again and again
For as long as I can cope
Because I'm in here somewhere
And I'll always have hope

Hope that I'll be truly happy
My demons banished for good
And maybe when I'm 'me' once more
I'll even find I'm loved

Copyright © Joanne Hodges

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  1. Date: 4/27/2010 12:34:00 PM
    can feel the pain and sorrow

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 8:28:00 PM
    Nice poem. Keep it up. I enjoyed it

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 5:39:00 PM
    beautiful...and so matter how bad things get or how deep the pain sets in we gotta keep looking forward, find the hope and realize we really are loved. Great poem. -Destiny

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 3:17:00 PM
    Welcome to the Poetry Soup Family of poets.. a very creative write ..enjoyed..luv.. "Sweetheart" of P.S.

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 12:58:00 PM
    very good write and welcome to poetry soup wish you all the best in your life faleshia

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 11:45:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Joanne. If you would like to have more of your poetry read please limit your postings to 3-5 poems per day. In doing this more of your poetry is read and other poets can also have theirs read. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 8:28:00 AM
    a captive write, enjoyed thank you

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 5:56:00 AM
    Welcome to poetry soup, hope to see many more inspirational works from you. Hope you get much creative thoughts for infinity.

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 5:55:00 AM
    very true to depressions, grip