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Fading Away
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0 posted 03-26-2001 08:17 PM       View Profile for Fading Away   Email Fading Away   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Fading Away

Why are they happy,
When I'm sad?
How can they ignore my feelings,
When they are needed the most?
I listen to their hopes and dreams,
Why do they not listen to mine?

I understand their problems,
And try to help them;
But no one can help me.
They think I am happy,
They do not see the mask behind which I hide.

They laugh when I'm in tears,
Things are funny to them -
But not to me.
How do I get rid of this mask?
This thing they don't see or recognize.

What am I hiding from?
Why must I cover my feelings?
And why am I so scared,
That they will find out what I am feeling?

--Marie

I never thought that you would ever be the one to let me down. I guess that just goes to show how wrong I always am.

© Copyright 2001 Jennifer Floyd - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 03-26-2001 08:51 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I thought you wrote this quite well. You seem to be going through a trying time with who you are and receiving the amount of love you truly deserve.
I enjoyed this poem though and wish you the best of luck.

I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily

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2 posted 03-26-2001 09:15 PM       View Profile for emptyness   Email emptyness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for emptyness

this was a very good poem im my opinion being a direct person myself is that you should just tell these people how you feel i know how it is to hide and trust me after you break through your mask everything will be better though it may take some time

"Cogito ergo sum"-I think, therefore I exist
"Optimi consiliarii mortui"-learn from the past
"Otia dant vitia"-the devil finds work for idle hands

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3 posted 03-26-2001 11:45 PM       View Profile for anonymous albert ?   Email anonymous albert ?   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymous albert ?

awesome poem once again...
i luved the way it was written
that 2 is a poem most that go through pain
witneess and live through
i luved it keep writin
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4 posted 03-27-2001 01:34 PM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

This was great, Marie.  Full of a lot of very difficult to answer questions... that you can only come to answer for yourself.  You expressed this state wonderfully, as usual.  You are a very talented poet.  
~Allan

If I had your eyes, I'd be blind. For I can only see out of my own. ~~Carly Van Dort

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5 posted 03-27-2001 02:22 PM       View Profile for Shygirl82   Email Shygirl82   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Shygirl82

Wow this is a really good poem...it made me stop and take a closer look at some things in my life.  Thanks for sharing..hope everything turns out ok.
~Nikki~
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We all hide behind our respective masks... and it's hard to see the rest of the world so happy when we are so sad. We all have times like these, and you describe it well. I hope you feel better now that you have shared this with us.

"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli

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7 posted 03-27-2001 05:04 PM       View Profile for Linc   Email Linc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Linc

Hey,

      *cough* how do you do it? Yet another masterpiece for my library. Thanx for the great read keep up the good work and your great smile  

   -- Linc

"Once you reach your original goal it seems that the journey was your real accomplishment."

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8 posted 04-06-2001 10:46 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

Maybe you just need to learn to open up more
Are you scared of opening up to others?
well, you should'nt if you are
hope things are better
keep writing, i know it helps

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.

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9 posted 04-06-2001 11:51 AM       View Profile for banburycross   Email banburycross   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for banburycross

This poem was, as usual, beautifully threaded with your emotions.  Your talent truly astounds me sometimes.  don't ever stop writing baby.

Sometimes, the things that go unsaid are the only things worth hearing.

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10 posted 12-11-2001 10:37 AM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

The things we hold deep inside, we rarely want anyone else to know. Even though we sit here saying, "why can't people understand me?" we for some reason don't ever want to give anything up.

Your piece has a lot of questions that I hope you've answered. Spinning around in circles isn't fun no matter how old you are or how dizzy you get.

~AF~

"Always keep focus on your dreams because most often than not that's all you'll have." - Javier

 
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