Lizelle 'Leasel' Martins

Freshman - 543 Points (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Behind The Smile... - Poem by Lizelle 'Leasel' Martins

All my life I had to be strong
All my life I had to stand on my own
All my life I had to protect myself
All my was only me

But now… more than often
Tears blind me
As they roll down my cheeks
These warm tears I can no longer control
Wanting to burst outta me

I can't be strong anymore
I don't know how to be
This pain within my chest
This unbearable pain
It's crushing me from inside
Please give me a minute
I need to let it out
I wanna cry
I want to cry
I can't be strong no more

My body
My mind
My heart
It's full of bruises
Bruises of all I had to take in
I don't know how to be strong anymore

I need to cry...

Who will come to my aid
Who will hold me
Who will dry my eyes
Who will fight these battles of mine
Just for a minute...

No one...
Cause it has always been me…

(c) Leasel Martins

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Comments about Behind The Smile... by Lizelle 'Leasel' Martins

  • (1/26/2013 6:59:00 AM)

    Fantastic poem by someone who knows. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 17, 2015

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