I feel like I'm drowning

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I wrote this when I was having a bad day so it is rather depressing...




I feel like I’m drowning

But nobody cares

The world has turned grey

And I’m filled with despair

I’m trying to scream

And I’m gasping for air

But no-one can hear me

Why is life so unfair


I pretend to be laughing

But the tears still fall

I feel everything

Then I feel nothing at all

Im trying to shout

Please hear my call

I want to let you in

But I can’t break down my wall


Don’t you know that I’m hurting

Just for once look at me

I’m  lonely and broken

Why can’t you see

I’m falling to pieces

By trying to be

Like all of the other girls

But I don’t have the key


I’ve been told I’m a twig

But still I see fat

I’m starving myself

But you don’t care about that

If you notice my scars

When we’re having a chat

Will you believe if I say

It was just the cat


I need to be tiny

I’ll do what it takes

Throw in some cutting

To heighten the stakes

You don’t see my triumphs

But all my mistakes

Come into view

As my wall finally breaks


Now I’m crying my eyes out

Sat on my bed

I’ve tried to stop thinking

About what they said

But I start to believe

That I’m better off dead

There are pills in my hand

And a gun to my head



Submitted: September 21, 2018

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Jonathan hanson

Wow, I love how you portray the pain, loneliness and frustration we all have faced at some point. Good poem, you rock.

Fri, September 21st, 2018 6:54pm


An excellent poem that I think a lot of people here will relate to. In spite of the dark content you kept up the writing nicely.

Fri, September 21st, 2018 7:50pm

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