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This poem is about depression. Many people you know might have it, yet you'll probably never find out about it. It keeps people away when they want to be close. Anybody could get depression, it's sad how people with the biggest hearts, can get held back with such force. If you know someone that has depression, please, help them. You may be saving their lives.

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I dnt know why this poem is so easy. bt on the other side it touches me deeply. and i rly dnt understand it. maybe its just cause it tells me exactly how i feel. its a very depressing poems. bt i think its beautiful
silly pain
this poem is meaningful
I think your poem has a lot of meaning behind it. you just have to find it and figure out if you relate to it or not. I do I just wanted to let you know that it is a very good, short, but tot he point poem and admire that and your skills. Keep Up The Good Work.
this poem pretty much speeks for it self. i think it's good becuz i can relat to what it's saying and i know pepal that i know for a fact that can too.

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At my jokes.
Inside of me.
with my friends.
Streams of tears
drip down my
I smile,
when I
You smile,
when you
when I
You smile,
when you

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and thats how it really is
in away i get it lovely
I loved it,. He does the same thing to me
GREAT WORK! u should consider a career in this type of stuff!
i realy love this poem ,its true
I feel like that too! LAways having to hide. It's sickening, but I can't do anything but smile, a very fake one.
Thats exactly how i deal with my life right now, thank you so much for making me feel like i'm not alone.
I hold a lot of things inside me and I try to hide it infront of my fiends and family, so I can definatly relate to this.
i thank that was so cool you should make moer like that cause i'm always on here so make more that cool.
That was beautiful! I loved it, please continute to post more.
I read this poem, it expresses exactly how I feel, you have tapped into the raw emotion, thank you
i like this poem. i really do. its short and to the point, but really gets to u, too. i really like it.
i love the poem it touched my heart
Great poem. It discibes my daily life. I smile when I'm not alone, but as soon as I'm alone, I bleed from my arms and my eyes have tears.
insightful poem
I love that you used a mor unusual style to write it, it really captured the sense of having both the screaming and the laughing going on at the same time. I love this.
i really like this poem. this is how i feel every day of the week. i cant describe how you've touched my heart. i know this is corny but thank you for showing me that i am not the only one hurting right now.
The poem seems simple, but It may have taken youa while to write. When ever I try to write a poem they take me 10 minutes- 1 week. The simpler the poems are for me the harder they are to write. This poem was really good.
hey, that was great!
it feels like you were hear with me and know what i am going throught
simply struck a chord. Brought a little emotion to me. bit numb at the moment. thanks
This poem describes exactly how i feel. the whole world is thinking i'm a happy person, while inside i feel like dying. Thanx for the beautiful words.
your poem totally rocks, and i know exactly how you felt when you wrote this!
this poem tells excatly how I feel in a current sitution and excatly what i do. it touchs how i look now on the situtuion and give me new look on what to do.
im like this i smile and wave and laugh with my friends and cry myself to sleep at night but even as im with my friends i die that little bit more inside
i love to read other people poems and let my emotions out
This poem is really touching and i can really relate to it, i feel like this at the moment, it's an amazing poem.
wow this poem relates to alot of teenage girls in the world, i mean that was astonishing
omg i love this poem. that's my life right there. thank u 4 puting it in words so I can better understand it
I was really touched by your poem. You describe a feeling I cycle in and out of. Keep writing!
this is an awesome i loved it so much. i myself am going through depression and nobody seems to care or understand. all i hear is get over it. so this poem is the best. your really talented keep up the good work.
ey dat was a good poem. keep up da good work
i loved this poem. its exactly how i feel ast the moment. very well written
This was a really beautiful peices by its author, and though it seems so deceptively simple--its really deep. I thank you NJ, for showing us a little of yourself.
I love this poem,
your poem makes so much sense many times we hold our true feelings inside while many think were happy were really dieing from all the pain inside
i really appreciate the writer of the FAMILY POEM cause indeed he has inscribed some commons between creature nature and future and it certianly the best to every boby i know. suleiman . j. nigeria.
I love it, It's what I needed, It reminds me of my poem called "tears of blood", It seems there exists, in every bit of happiness, sadness, or depression, lies immediately within that.
its really touching if you understand it. if you just let it enter your hart it will touch u greatly! its amazing well done
This poem touched my soul, my life means so much now to me. I'm going to make every last moment count! In fact this is about exactly what im going through and i have been inspired to tell the world to watch me!
OMG, i love it! it really gotr to me ya know? U R GREATE! gooood JOB!
Very touching, this portrays how so many people carry on acting as if everything is o. k, perhaps for the convenience of others?
i feel like this all the time inside im screamin crying wantin but on the outside i wear this mask which keeps me sane i dont feel many emotions anymore just the blood rushing from my cuts i need more fwends
this pome did put infulence on me cuz it relates a lot to me and my friends. This pome also relats to my dearist sister who is going threw hard times. Thankyou
wow. Im touched. I LUV THIS POEM. this poem is the most b-e-a-utiful poem evr.
This poem really tuched me because I can relate
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