katelin offord harper

I Am

I am hurt
I am sad
I am in pain
But I smile
Through the pain

But deep down
I am still unhappy
I am confused
I am crying

What's it like to be happy
Is it exciting?
Is it interesting?

Whatever it is,
I am still alone
I am still falling apart
I am still losing everything

Is it okay, if
I am sad still, if
I am in pain still, if
My heart shatters

Is it okay truly
If I am in an alone state

Will I be okay if
I put a smile on my face

What about me
Who is alone?
And confused
And saddened

Will I lose myself?
If I am frowning
Or if I am unsocial

I may be in pain
And unhappy
But I am me
And I am straight forward
With my soul and mind

I am okay
I am going to be strong
I am going to ignore
I am going to cry in silence
I am going to keep to myself
I am alone
And I am choosing to be this way

So now it's time
For me to say
Good bye to the sadness
And say hi to happiness

But I am going to take
Baby steps toward that goal
And finally be me
It will take me on a journey

But it is
A journey
I must go
On by myself

I can't always
Have someone to
Hold my hand
Till the end

This is a journey
For me to take
To find me
And who I am
Not what I am

Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2012
Poem Edited: Saturday, April 21, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

this poem is dedicated to my best friend. She inspired me to write it.
She always has been there for me and i think its time for me to allow the sadness out and allow myself to be happy and to not always depend on a guy to make me happy even though i am happy to have boyfriends. but i wont always have a guy in my life to make me happy.

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Comments about I Am by katelin offord harper

  • Roseann Shawiak (8/7/2015 5:31:00 PM)

    This is a really wonderful poem of honest and truthful feelings and emotions, what they call raw emotion of stark reality. There is no arguing to counter it, an individual makes a choice and abides by it through life. Finding the strength, hope, faith, taking the journey to become who you truly are. A very commendable life spirit! Wish you the best always. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn

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