Becky Ginn

Rookie (19/03/91 / Salford)

You See: I See! ! - Poem by Becky Ginn

You see: The perfect face.
Glossy lips. Smoky eyes. Rosy cheeks. It lies.
I see: The hidden trace.
Gloss hides the many cuts chewed deep,
Smoke hides bags from lack of sleep,
Rose hides the look of pasty white,
I lie.

You see: The cheerful smile.
Easy life. The good old highs. No pain. It lies.
I see: The troubles piled.
Easy life instead of the blows,
Highs instead of the lows,
No pain instead of my tearful cry,
I lie.

You see: The laughing eyes.
Happy. In no way shy. Secure. They lie.
I see: The clever disguise.
Happiness covers never ending sad,
Confidence is what I wish I had,
Security a luxury that isn’t mine,
I lie.

You see: What I want you to see.
I see: The real me.

I am a broken soul taped together
Though the cracks remain forever.
I am a broken soul you use as help
Though it’s of no use to myself.
I am a broken soul hidden by skin
Though the hurt can be seen within.

You choose not to ask, so I choose not to tell
Only I know me so well.
You might think that I am shallow and fake
But that’s just something I make.
You may think that I look whole,
But look past my mask to the broken soul.

Comments about You See: I See! ! by Becky Ginn

  • (8/23/2006 10:10:00 AM)

    You write
    I read
    and both of us know
    you are too good indeed!

    Becky really nice poem, about the mask we wear and things we hide, and sometimes its hard to even tell our loved ones about it!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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