What You See Is Not Me

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You see me smile on the outside.

But that’s all you can see.

What if tears run down my face on the inside?

You hear me laugh on the outside.

But that’s all you can hear.

What if I’m crying out for help on the inside?

You smell the scent I wear everyday on the outside.

But that’s all you can smell.

What if it is the smell of a rotting body on the inside?

You watch me speak fluently on the outside.

But that’s all you can watch.

What if I stammer with words on the inside?

You feel my clear skin on the outside.

But that’s all you can feel.

What if I have hundreds of scars on the inside?

You taste my lips kissing you on the outside.

But that’s all you can taste.

What if my lips taste of blood on the inside?

You witness me facing everything on the outside.

But that’s all you can witness.

What if I am very tired on the inside?

You can tell I’m happy on the outside.

But that’s all you can tell.

What if l I’m dying on the inside?

Copyright ©2015 AbhinavMajumder. All Rights Reserved.

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  1. I’ve to say; amazing writing! This poem described myself in so many ways, I wrote a song about it when it was at its worse, and it actually helped a lot to put my feelings into words, just like you’ve done with your poem.
    I wish I could make you feel better – I think it’s very important to keep in mind that our worth is not in what we do, but who we are.

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  2. In love with your words. You have a gift. Looking forward to read more from you. 🙂 Your words hit home, there are a few poets whose words does that. One forms a deep emotional connection with your poetry. Your poems are mostly about simple feelings or emotions but then again, they are the most difficult to write too. But you have a talent to write them with such an ease, I am very impressed. Keep up the good work. Hope you publish them someday. I will totally buy it. 😀 Take care
    Just a suggestion:
    Go to Settings>Sharing, and select the checkbox – Front Page, Archive Pages, and Search Results
    Now if someone visits your blog, he/she may like the post without opening the post separately. It will help you get more likes on the blog.

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  3. First of all, I really like this prose. Especially because I write a great deal about depression on my blog and it really describes how people with depression feel. Also, thanks for following my blog. It is most appreciated. God bless

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  4. Hey there.! It’s really sad if it’s so. But may be i’m bit of an optimistic person and I hope that one who’s going through so much on the inside will find happiness and peace someday. At least I wish for that.
    It was really dark and raw. realistic too! I liked it. =) hope you’re having a good day. And thanks for stopping by! =)

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  5. Wow great piece! I enjoyed that made me wonder just how many others feel that way. Sometimes our outer shell don’t quite match how we truly feel inside, but in time we all heal our inner wounds when we face them head on!

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