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Doll House Living

June 2, 2009
By sgrace SILVER, West Chester, Pennsylvania
sgrace SILVER, West Chester, Pennsylvania
5 articles 22 photos 18 comments

I'm so tired of pretending
I cant play this doll house game anymore
what's the good of living
if you have nothing to live for?
as your eyes meet mine,
I know you must see
but you dont see
Im so tired of pretending
I hate living a lie, this lie
double life
triple life
quadruple life
even more then ever before
crashing reality refuses to settle in
leaving me with less than nothing
without reality, eyes are useless
I cant really see truth at all,
no matter how hard I try.
because im so swarmed with lies.
every second of every syllable that leaves my lips
draws me farther from who I want to be
and how I want to see
I'm beating myself, and Im not winning
im so tired of pretending
I cant play this doll house game anymore
whats the good of living
if you have nothing to live for?

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on Aug. 19 at 11:15 am
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I often feel the same way

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Apr. 3 at 6:03 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"A word is dead
When it is said
Some say.
I say
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That day."
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I feel the same way.

on Sep. 4 2019 at 2:28 am
PoetFromAnotherPlanet GOLD, San Jose, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things." -T.S. Eliot

Hello! This poem is really good! After reading it, though, I am inclined to believe that you might be really struggling. If you are, please reach out to a trusted adult. You are worth the time and effort! I can personally attest there is help!

starzx said...
on Jul. 3 2019 at 6:36 pm
starzx, Manhattan, New York
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This is amazing, great job!
@MoisesGonzo01 I agree with you.

on Feb. 28 2019 at 1:27 pm
Nightmare_Beauty GOLD, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
Every experience is individual. Nobody can experience the same exact thing as you in that same exact way.

Wow! Very strong and powerful piece! I absolutely loved this. @MoisesGonzo01 I agree with you as well!

on Dec. 17 2018 at 2:19 pm
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Favorite Quote:
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Really good,I liked it

on Nov. 21 2018 at 12:30 pm
MoisesGonzo01 SILVER, Glendale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
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This poem really moved me in how it really touches on a sensitive topic that no one likes to talk about.

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on Nov. 3 2018 at 9:05 pm
smile24 BRONZE, El Dorado Hills, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Remind yourself it's okay not to be perfect."

Wow this is amazing