Melissa Joy Chesky

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I Tried - Poem by Melissa Joy Chesky

I tried to hold
Back these tears;
The tears that are
Threatening to fall.

I tried to cover
My emotions;
The emotions that
Are growing strong
As I grow weak.

I tried to act
Strong and brave;
The fake strong
That isn't there

I tried to put on
A fake smile;
Pretending to be

I tried to fit in,
To blend in;
Blend in with all
Of these fakes.

I tried not to
Look so bad;
At least look as
Bad as this.

I tried to keep my
Head up high;
Not trying to look at
My shoes clapping
The floor.

I tried not to
Cower in a corner;
My feelings and
Emotions flooding
My mind,
Infecting what I do.

I tried not to
Yell in pain;
Scream out
Loud while
Being beaten.

I tried not to
Show my pain;
The pain searing
Through my body,
Coursing through
My veins like

I tried not to
Let your words
Get the best of me;
Looking in
The mirror judgementally
At myself.

But they did,
They did.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 3, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, February 21, 2011

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