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Stares : A Poem

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

Stares is a poem that I wrote a couple years ago while I was going through a difficult time. It is very close to my heart and I wanted to share it with all of you. I hope you enjoy reading it and I would love to know what you guys think about it.

She sits staring at herself in the mirror

Looking closely like she does everyday

She closes her eyes

And imagines life without the pain

No teachers

No grades

No bullies

No whispers behind her back

No pity looks

The bottle of pills lay beside her

And she debates

Just like every other day

She tells herself no

She wants a future

But everyday it gets harder and harder

Everybody's got something to say

And each time she comes home

And imagines what it would be

To swallow the pills

And end her suffering

She sits and stares at the mirror

She closes her eyes

And imagines life the without the pain

This time they went to far

Nobody noticed the scars

Nobody noticed the hurt

The tears in her eyes

She was good at hiding that way

Everybody thought she was happy

Nobody would've guessed

The suffering of her mind

She sat staring at herself in the mirror

Looked closely like she did everyday

And imagines life without the pain

No crying herself to sleep every night

Because of things people say

It got harder and harder

She was losing strength

And she couldn't find a way to solve it

Nobody was listening

Nobody heard

So she took the only way out she knew

She took the bottle

And emptied it out

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