She took a deep breath and let it all go...

All the worries and the woes,

And all the tears no one knows.

Harbored in her heart,

Just tearing her apart.

Words can hurt, and they do kill,

She’s insecure with a weak will.

But ‘No more’; is what she screams,

She will be stronger; so, it seems.

Her emotions will not depend,

For she’s alone in the end.

No one is worth her lament,

She will be free and not resent.

‘I will fake it,

Until I make it.’

No more battling the unfair,

Or asking why he doesn’t care.

The pain, the tears; go with the flow,

And then one day she let it go.

Submitted: April 04, 2018

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Adam L.

Subliminal message, Lis. Something we all need to hear. Nicely penned, a poem about freedom!

Wed, April 4th, 2018 2:26pm


Thank you, amigo

Wed, April 4th, 2018 7:42am


I don't know really what to say but you have real talent when you write poetry. There's something special about the way you use your words.I like the part, ''I'll fake it until I make it.'' But be careful of not fooling yourself.

Wed, April 4th, 2018 5:00pm


Thank you very much, John. That's very kind of you to say.

Wed, April 4th, 2018 10:23am

Mike S.

Sadly excellent, J. B!

Wed, April 4th, 2018 5:41pm


Thank you, Mike :)

Wed, April 4th, 2018 12:47pm

Jeff Bezaire

A great poem, Lisbeth! Sometimes, it's how to do things. It takes time to find the strength and confidence to break away and live free, and until that day the best thing to do is put on a false smile until you can put on a real smile. Once you stand up and say 'no more' that false smile becomes increasingly real. A well written piece!

Wed, April 4th, 2018 5:56pm


Thank you so much, Jeff. This one wrote itself.

Wed, April 4th, 2018 12:47pm

Sue Harris

Ah... a change in POV!
This is an amazing poem, JB, empowering and liberating. Its good to see you experiment with the third person, and it worked extremely well. I loved it, bravo!

Wed, April 4th, 2018 7:00pm


Thank you very much, Sue :) this one came straight from the heart.

Wed, April 4th, 2018 12:46pm


Strong and defiant, jaylisbeth.

Wed, April 4th, 2018 8:28pm


Thank you so much, Hully :)

Wed, April 4th, 2018 3:08pm

moa rider

A gathering of strength Jay and determination too, good for you. Usianguke

Wed, April 4th, 2018 8:29pm


Thank you, Moa :)

Wed, April 4th, 2018 3:08pm

Tom Allen714

An excellent piece Jaylisbeth...Tom...

Thu, April 5th, 2018 12:18am


Thank you, Tom :)

Thu, April 5th, 2018 5:28am

Dr. Acula

Stay alive, its very much worth it !
I liked the "she" way of talk, and the " I will " in the middle; its like telling a true story from different perspectives, I mean after all , how can others connect with us, if we can't connect with ourselves :D
Muy bueno señorita Lisbeth !

Thu, April 5th, 2018 1:23am


Thank you very much, Doc :)

Thu, April 5th, 2018 5:27am

Melancholic Wisdom

Lovely poem, I always enjoy your writing with how emotional and true to life it is. You've got amazing talent, great work!

Thu, April 5th, 2018 3:50am


Thank you, MW :)

Thu, April 5th, 2018 5:26am

Rehmat Tanzila

Lettin go is hardest thing ever but it's the last choice one has to embrace! It's good to feel such anyway. Amazing, phenomenal rhymes my love

Thu, April 5th, 2018 4:29am


Thank you, my love!

Thu, April 5th, 2018 5:26am

Criss Sole

When I am very down I always try to "fake it until I make it". I was touched by this poem because i could definitely relate . Well written!

Thu, April 5th, 2018 8:24am


Thank you so much, Criss.

Thu, April 5th, 2018 5:19am


Wonderful write. Expressing freedom and independence . Sad, but it is greatly penned , successful, and effective . Bravo . :)

Thu, April 5th, 2018 4:22pm


Thank you, Chris :)

Thu, April 5th, 2018 5:25pm


Nice to see our girl is free! It just fills me with glee!
Power, she now owns... Keeping no more bones!

Best of congratulations & wishes to you, my friend!

Thu, April 5th, 2018 7:16pm


Thank you, my Spy :)

Thu, April 5th, 2018 5:24pm


Like a bird letting go of being caged, then spreading her wings to go with the flow of the wind, flying, away in time. Most of the time life is about wearing a fake smile, because personally I hate being around people, and it's about putting on a fake smile so that they will leave me alone. The real smile only comes in the true form of happiness, but I don't know if my smile will ever be real. I love that you are finding freedom within yourself, and that your smile will eventually become real, because I just want you to smile, and for it to be genuine, and not fake anymore. You are so strong Lisbeth, and your smile will eventually show that forever. I love that this poem is personal to you, like the beginning of your own unity. You paint a grandiose world with your imagery, and you are one of the best poets I have ever seen. I love your passion, and this is brilliant. Anyone breaks your real smile and I will break them :)

Fri, April 6th, 2018 11:51pm


Thank you so much, Dexter :)

Sat, April 7th, 2018 11:58am

Amy Furzane

Such a beautiful and strong poem. At last, all that's left was to let go! Nice piece :)

Wed, April 18th, 2018 1:48pm


Letting go is the best remedy. Thanks, Amy :)

Wed, April 18th, 2018 6:49am

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