Elizabeth Adams

Rookie (12/87 / Colorado)

False Image - Poem by Elizabeth Adams

The dark grey clouds are covering up the sky,
Just like the fake smile covering up my feelings inside.
People act like they know me, like they know when I'm sad,
But they don't know because of the lies that I have said.

I told them that everything was going okay & I'm enjoying life,
But nothing is going okay & I want to stab myself and die.
People try to judge me & say I have everything I need,
But they have no idea what it's like; the pain of being me.

They tell me I lead a perfect life w/ good looks, great boyfriend & great friends,
But they will never know the real me,
And what causes my life to end.

Comments about False Image by Elizabeth Adams

  • Chinedu Dike (6/25/2017 6:39:00 PM)

    A powerful and honesty description of false image is aptly captured in the poem. Insightful utterances set aside for honest contemplation. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/28/2005 3:50:00 AM)

    I like ur poems, Liz. They remind me of mine, I use the word 'fake' a lot, cause i feel fake at times. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/28/2005 2:32:00 AM)

    NICE! Bitter sweet...(...like the lies that I have had.) Maybe? ...'And what causes my life to end...again.' Just a thought! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 28, 2005

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