Today 

My feet are stuck in the mud

I cannot move or breathe

In fact, I cannot feel a thing

I am nothing

But I’m only dead on the inside.

I am shallow

I am empty

I am cold

I am still

But I’m only dead on the inside.

I cower beneath your hand

Quiet as a mouse

Unassuming and forgettable

But I’m only small on the inside.

I don’t fit inside this skin

The rolls and excess

The too much and too many

You strike my face and I turn the other cheek

But i’m only small on the inside .

I am a stranger

I am a theif

I am a liar

I am only brave on the inside.

I run from pain

I cause more than I take

I remember being strong

But I’m only brave on the inside.

I once was humble

I once was kind

I once had purpose

But now I’m dead on the inside

Here I am.

Alone in a crowd of so many strangers

Wearing the mask of someone I was never meant to be

Seeming to be alive

Only im dead inside

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