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I'm Fine

By JoPepper, Annandale, VA

My world is shadowed by their words
their smirks and superior stares cut off the air supply to my fire
I have a heartbeat
but I don’t live
I’d own the world if I had a penny for every time I’ve said “I’m fine”
what a lie
them not seeing the truth tears a chasm deep into my chest
I’m a ghost of the girl I once was
loosened of all hope
I start to drift off like a picture caught in the seas current
and slowly sinking…
Until a person clutches my hand and looks directly into my eyes
“Why are you so sad,” she asks
“I’m fine,” my lie reverberates through my skull
“That wasn’t what I asked. I said ‘Why’”

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5 comment(s)
This is so amazing. It's as if I could see it all happening, I could hear you speak through the words...and yes, it is the best feeling in the world when someone notices... :)) Your poem is beautiful. Keep posting. Maybe check out some of my stuff.... You might like it :P
Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:32 PM • Report
Thanks for commenting, and yes it is a wonderful feeling!   And I'll read some of your stuff also xD
Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:18 PM • Report
You're welcome, And Thank YOu!!
Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:29 PM • Report
awesome! the first few lines, esp. were really amazing! and 'id own the world if...' was creative, too.the last two lines were oddly long, though, quite disrupting the regularity of the poem. 4/5! check out some of my stuff if you can? :)
Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM • Report
Thank you for commenting and I'm on my way to your stuff also xD
Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:17 PM • Report