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Breaking Down

As I'm standing in the shower
The water changes cold
Now head hid in the corner
Some tears start to mold

But I don't cry 'cause it's freezing
The chilly water just made me crack
Stacked on top of everything
And I try to choke sobs back

I can't let anyone hear me
I've never tried to whine
So I'll just suffer silently
Acting like I'm just fine

And in fact I've played myself
Denial to depression
Pretended I had happy wealth
And joy in my possession

And who am I? To focus on me?
Though it's a lie and truly fake
Others can have it just as badly
So I shouldn't fuss for their sake

So I take a deep and long inhale
Not wanting to open my eyes
To see the ugly truth unveiled
Just to put on my disguise


December 2009

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  1. Date: 4/29/2010 8:43:00 PM

    wow! that's all i can say is wow!

  1. Date: 4/20/2010 8:47:00 AM

    this is a really niice poem!..thanks for checkin out and commenting on my writing!

  1. Date: 4/20/2010 3:47:00 AM

    Nice and deep,,have a good day..p.d.

  1. Date: 4/19/2010 1:23:00 PM

    Wow thats a brilliant piece..so full of emotion and the picture painted so real..loved it..and I thanks for your comment on mine....Allie

  1. Date: 4/19/2010 1:15:00 PM

    Awesome write......Larry