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You never really know anyone.
Need an example? Have a stay at in the psych ward.
The girl who caught my eye
after rolling up her sleeves to paint
started to cover scars until
I showed her mine.
She wrote song lyrics on her arms
to remind her that others feel the same way.
There is solidarity.
One girl with the cute afro
and anger issues
cried after yelling at one of the other girls.
She loved to do word searches.
Who says we are in control?
The little girl who bangs her head up against the wall
to rid herself of the demons
looks adorable with her fuzzy blanket
singing along to watching Disney movies on the couch.
Anyone can be effected.
One girl who had to learn to eat again,
wouldn't let you
hate on your own body.
speak 3 languages
and draw like a goddess.
We are more than our pain.
The people living under depression can crack the brightest smiles.
We wouldn’t wish these feelings on anyone-
that’s we always want to crack jokes.
Between the locked doors and gray walls,
we shared stories from days long ago,
we got excited on chicken tender day,
we ran around the gym and painted everything we could-
We are trying to heal.
Next time someone assumes
they know you, but get it all wrong, try
not to get mad,
no matter how hard you have to grind your teeth,
because you know the truth.
The truth that
you never really know anyone,
at the end of the day-
if it helps, don’t worry, nobody really knows you.
Based on true stories. Stay strong everybody.
My attempts of being a poet
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