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Make-Believe

Updated on March 17, 2011


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 profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

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

    • Mentalist acer profile image

      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;)

    • cupid51 profile image

      cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA

      Very nice and expressive poem. I love it!

    • saddlerider1 profile image

      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

    • miss_jkim profile image

      miss_jkim 6 years ago

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

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