Elephant Cheryl

Listen - Poem by Elephant Cheryl

Please listen
To what I don't say
I wear a thousand
Because I am
That as you get to know me
The masks come off
And you won't like what you see
I pretend to be strong
But diamonds can get scratched too
I pretend to be the healer
But even doctors get sick
I pretend to smile
But sometimes the sun gets hidden
Behind coulds
I am a kid on a train
Going through a tunnel
All I see is
There is no light at the end
There is no end
I don't know If I can ever
Get out
I am a kid in the dentis's office
Waiting alone
Why is everyone rushing?
Where is mommy?
I want to go home!
Please listen to what I
Don't say
Because I listen
To what
You don't
My words are
Underlined with fear
Highlighted with pain
Bolded in anger
Someone erase my mistakes
Because I
Can you hear the waves
Of life's ocean
Pulling me in and out
In and out...
I'm drowning
In front of you
You can save me
But only if you

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 19, 2010

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