What You Need To Know

by Red
(USA)

When I tell you that you're disgusting,
I'm talking to myself.
When I say I'm just 'okay,'
it means I'm dying.

The bigger I smile,
the larger my pain,
the harder I laugh,
the faster I'm falling.

When I talk about "other people" who "have problems,"
I'm telling you everything about myself.
When I say I'm not hungry,
not cold, not hot, not afraid, not angry,
I'm lying to you.
Every time.

When I disappear for hours,
I'm in my room behind the door,
trying to fight away the voices
that mock my right to live.

When I go to the bathroom,
I'm just leaving the room so I can cry.
When you are the most sure I'm okay,
that's when I'm almost dead.

Don't trust me. Please don't trust me.
Just stop me.
Please
stop me.

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love the poem
by: cassandra

i just love this poem. its so beautifully and realistically written. thanks for sharing it.

wow!
by: Anonymous

this was really good! I know exactly how you're feeling. Please just be honest and tell someone how you're feeling! God bless!

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