Who am I?

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 11:34 -- kzuniga

What is a family? 

Family is your building block 

They are your foundation 

When a foundation fails 

You crumble

And my family failed 

I crumbled 

My dad cheated 

And my family left

They went silent 

They no longer spoke to me 

Glares were thrown my way

I was shunned 

They said I would fail 

They said I would run

They said I would be a disappointment and a disgrace

But that didn't bring me down 

It only drove me 

My family left me 

It's been 4 years and not one word 

4 years without support

My foundation failed 4 years ago 

And I crumbled with it 

I am smart 

I am funny

I am a good friend 

But I ask myself am I good enough? 

I learned to cover the sorrow, the pain and the doubt

By putting up a smile 

I may appear happy on the outside 

But I am losing sight of who I am

I smile and cover up by saying 

I am smart 

I am funny 

I am a good friend 

I laugh when I am with friends

But cry when I am alone

It's amazing what you can hide by smiling 

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My family

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