Have You Ever Tried
How dare you say you understand me
Have you swam in the same ocean
That drowned me? -- freezing, macabre
Have you ever encountered
The direful monsters lurking
Under my creaking, rusty bed?
Have you heard their voices
That command me to end my life
Whispering to wrench my heart into pieces?
Have you ever tried
To avoid going to sleep?
Because of nightmares, my eyes stay wide.
Have you drank hundreds of pills
Just to escape all the gruesome pain
But ended up breathing still?
Have you cut your wrists
And bleed intensely-- almost near death
But all that remain are numb fists?
Have you tried to jump on a cliff
Due to sufferings and hopelessness
But still can't because of stupid beliefs?
Because you never walked on my shoe
Don't you dare tell me
That you know what I'm going through.
Copyright © Jessica Alvero | Year Posted 2020
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