Treasure Island

Draven Cestodio

Present strength hidden sorrow

I stand tall as all the misery around me floats

The words when i first heard of the sadness in my life

But i do not budge for i am strong

I walk past all who offer me a kind word to help ease my soul

I decline for I let my strength shine through

Acceptance within my heart I say i am all right

Everyone watches as i walk past and comment on my strength

Some fear that i have no feelings others envy for they hurt so much

I walk through the door of my bedroom and shut it behind me

I fall to my knees and catch myself with my hands as the tears stain the floor

My strength is gone and now my sorrrow envelopes me

My sight is blurred as the pure rain falls from my cheeks

I can not breathe as I realize what happened

After some time i wipe my eyes dry and walk back out with my strength for all to see

Submitted: Saturday, November 07, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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  • Angelic Warrior (11/8/2009 8:52:00 PM)

    wow...sound like my life before...but people didn't think me strong...
    it takes a lot of strength to stand tall and go through each day..when all you want to do is break down and cry
    i admire you
    excellent write! (Report) Reply

  • The devils Girl (11/8/2009 7:46:00 PM)

    Hey i loved this one the most so far. it is so good. u put alot of heart into it. it sounds like u have been having a ruff time or something like that. i loved it alot. ;) 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (11/8/2009 7:43:00 PM)

    decline for I let my strength shine through
    Acceptance within my heart I say i am all right.............self assertion and keeping one to self is major quality in life of person which cantake her/him to desired destiny and this is what is expected off.. lovely poem and i liked it most....10

    read mine....i miss... why i am different (Report) Reply

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