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What They Don't See

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Below is the poem entitled What They Don't See which was written by poet Paula Puddephatt. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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What They Don't See

I'm not as cold
as I can come across
you know
I kinda
learned these
unemotional responses
out of necessity
the need to survive
block it out
or you break down
my final defence
don't think
don't feel
pretend you're okay
not that bothered either way
so I let the world see 
me as cold
and later
in the silent
sanctuary of solitude
maybe stabbed by a line
in a song or poem - 
then
I break down

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  1. Date: 8/14/2011 1:43:00 PM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you today. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be Paula. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

    Puddephatt Avatar Paula Puddephatt
    Date: 8/16/2011 1:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Carol. It is always nice to share poems, and this seems like a friendly, interactive online community.
  1. Date: 8/13/2011 9:11:00 PM
    I enjoyed this well penned poem , paula

    Puddephatt Avatar Paula Puddephatt
    Date: 8/16/2011 1:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. :-)
  1. Date: 8/13/2011 4:38:00 PM
    Welcome, I enjoyed reading your poem :)

    Puddephatt Avatar Paula Puddephatt
    Date: 8/16/2011 1:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. :-)
  1. Date: 8/12/2011 10:56:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. especially enjoyed reading your creative write tonight.. enjoy the site with its many features as u continue to share words with luv...

    Puddephatt Avatar Paula Puddephatt
    Date: 8/16/2011 1:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. :-)
  1. Date: 8/12/2011 6:05:00 PM
    OK but you've got a really cool name. Tony

    Puddephatt Avatar Paula Puddephatt
    Date: 8/16/2011 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Tony. Puddephatt is my married name. My maiden name was Plimsoll, which is even stranger. Always had lots of "P" initials!!! :-)