Angela McCrimmon


Survive - Poem by Angela McCrimmon

I won't pretend that I don't care because I care beyond belief
I won't pretend that I'm okay because I'm lost amidst the grief,
I won't pretend it's easy because it's hard to be alive,
I won't pretend it doesn't hurt...but you know what? ...I'll survive!

I won't pretend that I am happy because I know that I feel sad,
I won't pretend that I'm 'together' because I feel like I've gone mad,
I won't pretend I'm motivated because I know I've lost my drive,
I won't pretend that I'm not bruised...but you know what? ...I'll survive!

I won't pretend that I'm not angry because I know inside I am,
I won't pretend I can't forgive because I know inside I can,
I won't pretend I respect you for my respect has all but died,
I won't pretend it doesn't hurt...but you know what? ...I'll survive!

Topic(s) of this poem: anger, honest, survival

Form: Verse


Comments about Survive by Angela McCrimmon

  • Souren Mondal (11/14/2015 7:13:00 AM)


    You fuse multiple emotions in your poem and finally end it on a strong note 'I'll survive' - something runs as a refrain throughout the poem.. A very well written poem Angela.. Thank you... (Report) Reply

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  • (11/13/2015 11:33:00 PM)


    To be true to one's own self is a great achievement. It gives respite from many a woos and saves one from a number of blues. Wonderful poem. enjoyed reading.Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 13, 2015



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