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It's sad,
How people lock themselves up,
In their own little world.

We lie to ourselves,
Say that everything's alright,
Everythings fine.

We wear the mask,
And act the part,
And say it's all part of the show.

We live in boxes,
See in darkness,
And speak in lies.

I't's our world
That we live in,
Why should it change?
This poem is about those people...

It's sad...
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This poem is amazing... I can relate to it soo much.
This poem reminds me of my life :) it is very well exicuted. The point comes across easily. The poem itself is easy to understand, and to be frank some poems are not that easy to understand. When you read this poem there are so many things in it that different people can relate to. I really like the fact that the poem ends in a question. Over all it is an most excellent poem.. Thank you for uploading :) I love the part about the mask its soo true..
thanks again :)
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theguyintheworks Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
Hey who left this bowl of onions here?
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jordanthomasson Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
it sad but I love
dvil25 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
This is sad but so true
CreepyJoist Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
and so the tears fall....
Katsunuke Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Because when we did we were criticized, hurt and bullied.
Just trying to fit it we were outcast. 
So we did the only thing we could. 
We locked ourselves up hoping for a better time that never came.
manaDMGmaster Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Too true.
Al-Rice Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
man it's really inspires me
Secretwallchicken Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really like this and relate
Dark-Firelight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is me, I hide and when I'm alone, I cry.
Everytime I have to put my mask back on, it kills me a little more inside.
But when I pull my mask off, everybody screams that I have to put it back on, my real self is depressed, sad and broken. I can't fix it because everytime I try to put myself back together I find that I am missing another piece that was still there the last time I tried.
I am dead, sad, depressed, hated, broken and hurt.
Can you see the scars covering my arms? I got beaten up once, I passed out when my head hit the ground, to wake up an hour later with freak carved into my arm.
I hope one day, someone will put me back together, that they have colected all the lost pieces I couldn't find.
Is that just me being hopefull? Probably...
deathbycrayon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
youre never hopeless if you can say something like that. The fact that you can say something means you aren't hopeless. Keep getting up in the morning and there is hope. Yes I realize this was a while a go. I don't care I'm not going to scroll past and pretend you're fine now, I don't know that. PLEASE. LISTEN. TO. ME. You are worth it. And if you're hopeful stay that way until someone else can hope for you. I'll do it, make an imaginary friend, have a doll or toy you have to sleep with because they're the only ones who care. Just don't give up,
Dark-Firelight Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I tried the part with the imaginary friend once... My mother send me to a clinic for grazy people where they were supposed to "fix" me.. I still don't think it worked but my mom said that I acted different and that was only because I had created a mask over my other mask. People commented on how I changed, some even talked to me but still it's breaking me more and more... Is there something I can do? Maybe move to another country or something? I'm finally old enough to live by myself... Sorry for bothering you, I just can't help but answer, I rarely get any comments these days.
deathbycrayon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine go ahead and talk. Here's my Email you can E-mail me there and you are a hacker ... GOOD LUCK GETTING SHIT
FROM MY EMAIL, you don't have to give me your Email have the subject be your deviant art username. I 'm so sorry this is so late. I'll get back to you in the future a lot sooner.
deathbycrayon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hello, If you want to scrap the e mail idea I personally don't care. But you seem nice and I wanna continue talking
TheClumsyBookworm Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Such an amazing poem. It's truly amazing. I am also like that.
Cinders8328 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
THe name says it so well
Nalany22 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
T-T beautiful but sad... and so true... x3 T-T
xXMASKY666Xx Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm one of those people. Like the profile pic, btw.
StkSkull Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
We don't like it however we still constantly acting like idiots day by day... Nice poem! ^^
Secretwallchicken Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-hugs tightly not letting go-Hug Huggle! 
iiRebelA Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Miuna Crying Icon Miuna Crying Icon Miuna Crying Icon 
WaitWhatWhy123 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
-looks down at feet-
eyesgluedshut Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree w/ YouAreMore on this one. Really a fenomenal poem.
Moziin Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student General Artist
...this is how I am everyday....but I have tried and I can't seem to change.
it's the trauma. 
JackFgf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
We don't because we can't.
ShadowWalker25 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Crying  I love this but am so miserable that I can relate.
SydneyCoalMinerGirl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Writer
Why indeed...
itzi-itzi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes that life is sad… I know how it feels:()
Okaygreat Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Wow, everyone is sad. I am super glad that there are people grasping this concept, it shows hope. Well I should at least see changes to come when I am old and decrepit and you will be able to enjoy it because you would've started earning $ from your commissions
shep4life Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well said and it is sad
digimonlovelol Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Artist
FinnTheFan4156 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
SpongeBob (Whining) this is how sad it would be.
AnuPdin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
well said
V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if this is true, then im the most pathetic waste of a person ever to live and should never live, But You Know What I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT IT!!, ITS MY LIFE AND I CHOSE HOW I LIVE IT!!
lali-tann Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Chill dude, nobody said anything like that and you shouldn't get all angry about it either.Life is life and you can't waste it.
V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im just making a statement to everyone who has picked on me, they are the ones who are truly pathetic
lali-tann Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
But there is no reason to hate.

V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tell them that
lali-tann Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student General Artist
they don't hate you.
they might say that, but they probably say that because you can do or have something that they don't.

V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dose it really matter
lali-tann Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
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fionamine4434 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nyanmeowth Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Artist
im one of "those" people and this is all true
YamiKageHiraki Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Writer
design1993 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wolfgisella Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
-> Wow. I feel like this is me to a tee. Amazing. Simple, yet so true and kinda complex at the same time. Very well said. 
XCamorothNacaraX Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been feeling this way lately.
sappyforest Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
This is true. That's all I can say.Headache New 
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