Jessie Hopkins

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Suffering In Silence - Poem by Jessie Hopkins

Anger flowing through me,
fighting to be free.
I pull it in.
I push it down.
I lock it deep inside of me.

Though this cause pain,
slowly driving me insane,
I keep it in,
deep inside,
so I may not cause another's pain.

Others see my happy mask,
not knowing of my painful task.
I smile as I scream.
I laugh as I weep.
None see past the mask.

I bury myself in my stories.
Horrors hidden within glories.
Pen as sword.
Ink as blood.
Sorrows hidden in romance stories.

Sometimes I wonder if the only way to flee
from this anger is to cause myself to bleed.
I shudder at the sight
of that frightful knife.
This is not the way to flee.

I will never tell another.
Why make myself a bother?
I suffer in silence
for it is my way
to get myself through another

Comments about Suffering In Silence by Jessie Hopkins

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (11/22/2015 4:14:00 PM)

    I smile as I scream.
    I laugh as I weep.
    None see past the mask.
    and these words. This is not the way to flee. liked all these lines very much. great decisions at the time of doubt and pain. a great poem. very expressive of intense feelings. thank you. tony
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 7, 2012

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