Make-Believe


It’s getting harder

 to keep my feelings hidden

Outside I smile, 

inside I’m dying, Pretend


Deaf tears I cry, 

each intake of breath 

I’m wishing

were my last, Pretend


Why is it that I’ve fallen

 and I look for rest to siege

Me in its arms, Pretend


I wear a mask no

 one can penetrate

My eyes are soulless, Pretend


To match a spirit held in an

Arroyo deserted 

and forgotten, Pretend


I hear words spoken 

saying never give in

Yet there said 

in a whisper, Pretend 


Fool to think my 

feelings are put first

A lie I’m told to keep

 me satisfied, Pretend


Stand strong 

stand alone, Pretend

On a ledge I totter, 

the fall forever

To eternity, Pretend


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

That flowed beautifully. Such depth of feeling . Lovely. Thank you for sharing.x


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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

A lovely search for a sign-post on a deserted road,beautiful Ek Ellis;)


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cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA

Very nice and expressive poem. I love it!


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

It was and is an electric piece. I felt the pain and sadness and depth of the abyss. Peace and hugs


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miss_jkim 6 years ago

Ek, so beautiful, such pain and beauty combined together.

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