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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 May. 28 at 9:04 pm
FadedMusic64 GOLD, Bowling Green, Virginia
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"Everyone has a warrior inside of them. just because you gave up on him doesn't mean he gave up on you"

Nice work. we have a Similar style, just hope these aren't your real feelings. Hope to see you on top one day <3

on Mar. 19 2023 at 4:23 pm
DrunkVanilla PLATINUM, Çatalköy, Other
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this was so relatable. i just wish my life had more purpose...also it reminded me of 'dollhouse' by melanie martinez :) overall rlly good job

on Apr. 17 2022 at 5:14 am
Satiated-Obsessions SILVER, Manila, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"She'll turn their heads, but not their hearts" - Lang Leav

This poem really speaks to me because I feel the same all too often…

on Mar. 10 2022 at 1:51 am
KdramaObsession PLATINUM, Tacoma, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

– Bernard M. Baruch

I like how you wrote this, reminds me of Melanie Martinez’s song called “Dollhouse”. Same meaning, love it!

Series BRONZE said...
on Oct. 27 2021 at 6:13 pm
Series BRONZE, Wailuku, Hawaii
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Truth be told, many of us reach this point of insanity at some point where it feels we are drowning in our personal problems and life seems so distasteful and we can't imagine moving past this so we don't imagine life for us at all because all we would see is the endless web of pain we've caught ourselves in. I.. am a survivor of this point, the battle isn't over yet and I see and endless expanse of pain in my future, but I will survive past those points again and again because I'm prepared and willing to accept it for the chances of living the life I want as the person I WANT TO BE and already am. Keep pushing forward you'll make it out of the web of lies you made eventually, and when you step out and take that breath of fresh air, you'll be glad you are who you are.

Lida28 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 19 2021 at 11:15 am
Lida28 BRONZE, Thessaloniki, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Respect your mothers, everyone.

I often feel the same way

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Apr. 3 2021 at 6:03 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.

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!

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
MiraculousMiracles SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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We are all in a simulation,I am awake

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.

smile24 BRONZE said...
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