Lara Bujold

Stranger In My Own - Poem by Lara Bujold

I don't want to see
What life looks like
I perfectly know
How it'll end like

All I want to do
Forget about all of it
I want this nightmare
To only be what it is

Wake up in my bed
Be like everyone else
Try to forget why I felt
Like a stranger in my bed

I can't take it anymore
My broken shield lays on the floor
Don't go banging on my door
A deadly silence is all you'll hear, oh

If you think I make a mistake
You're wrong because it's a choice I made
The smile on my face is only fake
I dream to let myself fade away

My days are only greying
I gave up on praying
God punished me for my sin
But being different isn't a sin

I know what I decided ain't wrong
No one's gonna miss me when I'm gone
Whatever I say or do breaks my bones
I feel like a stranger in my own...

Topic(s) of this poem: suicide

Form: Dramatic Monologue

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I have a friend who is gay and he has been judged by many people even his parents. He told me he felt like a stranger in his bed, in his own life. So I try to make people understand what it is to be underestimate just because you're different. We judge too easily, too frequently without really knowing the person or trying to understand what he or she is living through...

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2015

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