Under My Mask - Poem by Hannah Davies
I must stay strong
Got to move along.
Standing up straight and tall
Trying to prevent another fall.
Got to keep going
And keep everything flowing.
I no longer want to suffer
Why should I have to hide and cover?
There are still things I don't understand
How some people can be so under-hand?
Why was I put through so much pain?
What was there for them to gain?
I know I can't change the past
Will this feeling of helplessness always last?
A constant feeling of being dirty
The constant reminders of how they hurt me.
I'm trying so hard to forget
But there are scars that will always be left.
I shouldn't have to go through this in the first place
But it happened and I'm trying ot put on a brave face.
How do people get over something like this?
To be able to move on with their life in bliss.
I feel people expect me to be over it
Although I think I have come on quite a bit.
People don't want to see me sulking about
Nobody wants to hear me cry and shout.
They want to see the old me
They all want me to be happy.
If only things were that simple
It's not like getting rid of a pimple.
But I will put back on my mask
And try my best to deal with everyday tasks.
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