What They Don't See

Written by: Paula Puddephatt

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