Disillusionment of Your World

people tell me to

open up and let it out

but when I speak up

it seems they all run away

I don’t mean to harm

your comfy and naive world

the world you crafted

that shuts out those who feel things

those who speak freely

those who don’t fit in a box

we are not perfect

I sure as hell don’t pretend

that I don’t suffer

some extraordinary pain

unseen by others

but when you deny this pain

ignore the feelings

painted clearly on my face

you deny yourself

a true and real existence

you deny yourself

empathy, love and kindness

when you need it most

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Pain & Happiness

(Edited & re-posted)

 

In order to see clearly you have to lose it all

 

In order to succeed you first have to fall

 

To feel love you must feel sadness and sorrow

 

To let go of the past is to live for today and tomorrow

 

For a heart to mend it first had to break

 

Then you can begin to fix every last mistake

 

To know happiness you must first feel pain

 

Most times these two come together; they can be one in the same

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Frail Hearts

Wanting to use something as an escape

 

Feeling like no one can relate

 

Faking a smile to mask the pain

 

Pretending to be happy is just one tiring game

 

Doubting yourself, second guessing your worth

 

Feeling like nothing will ever work

 

Lying in bed, crying yourself to sleep

 

Life’s a game you can’t seem to beat

 

Keeping everything bottled up

 

Making sure no one will call your bluff

 

Just wanting to feel the same

 

Wishing to never again feel pain

 

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