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living within myself

August 11, 2022
By swaggyserr SILVER, Paris, Tennessee
swaggyserr SILVER, Paris, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” ~Mahatma Gandhi


I am living within myself,

and no one notices.

I am screaming out hoping someone will notice,

but other me eats up my cries before they can reach the surface.

So, other me screams out through the written word.

But other me covers it up with a smile and a measly "I'm fine, I promise."

"Why wont you let me get help?" I scream.

"Why wont you" other me responds.


The author's comments:

I feel in constant battle with myself. I want people to know the real me but i cover myself up with a different person entirely. I am holding myself back.


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