Not Worth Enough

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 05, 2018

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Submitted: August 05, 2018



When my lungs rose for the first time
I took fast and short breaths
Because stealing air from those who were more deserving
Was the worst crime I could ever think of
Before I even knew what a crime was.

When I cried for the first time
I made sure that no one heard my pain
And no one saw the tears on my cheeks
Because I was never worth
distracting someone from their own happiness.

And when I lied for the first time
When they asked me how I was
It felt heroic, like the right thing to do,
Because the less they knew about the truth
The better it was for everyone.

Until it became my lifestyle.
Of barely surviving
And barely making a sound
I never told people that I was lost
So I was never truly found.

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