I'm (Not) Okay

I laugh.

I smile.

I tell jokes.

I'm okay, is what I say.

 

(I cry

 

I weep

 

I'm falling,

 

spiraling

 

 

Help)

 

I'm surrounded by smiles.

By endless support,

By family and friends.

I see this every day.

 

(But they don't love me

 

They don't care

 

They don't understand)

 

I go to school.

I do my homework.

I get good grades.

 

(But none of it matters

 

Because no one cares

 

It's only me

 

I can't crawl out of this abyss

 

I can't escape

 

Help

 

Help)

 

I plead for help, but no one listens.

No one can see what is wrong.

They say it will pass.

But they don't know.

They don't understand.

 

(They don't care

 

So why bother?

 

What purpose is there?

 

None

 

There is nothing

 

Help)

 

I try to push through, day by day.

I laugh.

I smile.

I tell jokes.

 

I'm (not) okay.

 

I'm (not) okay.

 

I'm (not) okay.

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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