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This poem is about someone that has loved another person, even though it was wrong in the eyes of society. She has done what she thought she must, even though it caused her great heartache in the end. And after all is done and said, she still loves this man.

Just trying to get past this moment, and understand all of it a little better.

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Jasmine
this poem is really touching it makes you think
damien
I have read many poems on this site and others alike and i find this one to be expecially good because of the raw emotion behind it. you can tell that it came from the heart. in my opinion the best poetry is written in times of extreme emotion,good or bad. anyone can put words on a page but emotion makes it special.
Samuel
This poem happened to my life. I know what you feel. It really hurts. So Great!
rinesha
very nice one. keep it up

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What Do They Know

I face the world with a smile, no one knows what is hid inside.
They see only happiness, they cant see the tears I've cried.
When I am alone I hurt, because here I do it well.
In front of all the watchful eyes my heaven turns to hell.
The judge and jury awaits me, everyone has a say.
In a life that hangs suspended for yet another day.
Who are they to judge if what I have done is right or wrong?
In the end I gave him up, but inside still sing his song.
I don't know how to find the strength I thought I had.
If only I could play tough it wouldn't be so bad.
They say that life goes on and someday I'll smile again.
But, how do they know my pain without being where I've been?
I've traveled so far from home, and can't find my way back.
Somewhere along the way I must have jumped the track.
I saw him just today and his smile is still the same.
He looked at me so sweetly, but never spoke my name.
I wonder if he remembers me, It hasn't been that long.
He may have forgotten me, but I still sing his song.


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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

maya
i just want to say that this poem is wonderful,,,, i have experienced the same exact thing,,, everyone sees me soo happyyy but deep inside im so sad,,,, i had to leave him for some reasons but i love him so hard i cant forget,,, im always singing his song!
Ken
I think ur poem is beutiful
Jessica
This poem seems so true to me -- my ex who I have not spoken to in 3 years yet I still remember everything like it was yesterday! wonderful poem!
cynthia
this poem is so great it says what i cant. thanks
louna
Very very wonderful poem. This is reality. This is what really exist. It is not only about love or problems or why do u leave me. It's reality and I was searching for such a poem. I give ten to ten. perfect.
starlight
i have no words for it but what can say is it the deepiest poem i ever read and it relates to real life events
Rosa
Wow, this poem really took my breath away. I feel just like that right now. It was uplifting regardless of the pain going on inside. Sometimes pain is the only thing that gets you going, and the more you try to forget.
meghan
That is the truth good words and meanings
Claudia
I really love this poem. Is like exactly what i've been through in my live. Is really pretty!
Serene
I read this and my eyes closed. I held my breath and before I knew it I was thinking of the one man I will never forget. and then the tears I try not to shed poured freely. Thank you
Miss UAE
A WONDERFUL POEM. I LUVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV IT :D I CANT STOP READING IT OVER N OVER AGAIN. it's exactly wat's happenin 2 me. this poem will not b erased from my mind. thnkx alot. keep it up.
Fern
i think this poem is beautifully written, it has spoken for itself the feelings one feels , keep it up =]
Marie
i ve also been what this poems says the people thought i am happy though am not thank you tina for saying that am not alone i like your poem but can you right another one with the same theme?
Binot
yeah, "the ever watchful and judging eye of society", i too has experienced that. they don't care about the couple's feelings
tess
this poem was so real nothing but love but i could relate so i'd say it's deep in thought and always true of soul
tonya
WELL LOVE CAN BE MORE THAN FORGOTTEN IF U SAY U LOVE SOME ONE U HAVE 2 MEAN IT SOME WERE DOWN THE LINE IVE BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT BUT SOONER OR LATTA ULL FIND SOME 1 ELSE SUGAR
Anna
Your poem is so well written! I loved it. it hits the point. i guess i like it so much because its how i feel to. but your soo good. keep writing!
mallory
i read this poem and loved its meaning because ive been through that and its really hard for me because noone was there for me and noone knew what i was going through
Summer
what a touching poem! i can relate very well to it. thank you for such a wonderful piece of art! :)
larry
works both way sadly.
cherrelle
i love dat poem it reminds me of so many realtionship dat i have been through
Sam
Itz so good. If u write more just send on my id. i like ur poem. it seems as
Monya
Wow. this is one poem I read that directly relates to what I've experienced once. You got it directly on the point. You wrote it well. Thank you. : )
Michelle
This is beautiful, and says it all. I undertand your pain all too well! How can my life be like heaven, if my heart feel's like it is in hell?? I am grateful for your peom, on this very sad day. for I to, "gave him up!"
Fatos
Hi there. Just like to say that the poeme its fantastico!
audrey
hi i loved this one, its sounds like it was written for me, im inlove with a man i didnt want to be, but its happened and i can control it, he is in the royal navy, we had a little tiff, and i dont know if he will ever get intouch again, time will tell.
doug
wow do u no what u have here. i wright poetry. i print out ones i like but i have neaver made any comments on them. this one stoped me in my tracks. i will half to wright a pome on this theam
Izzy
i know exactly how you feel i'm going through that right now. sucks, doesnt it? ay least you share your feelings, unlike me, I just go around pretending i hate the guy. NE wayz. I absoluetly loved your poem!
David
This is a great poem. Excellent work.
Donna
i love this one. it's awesome,and i can remember feeling like this some 2 years ago. it's funny(or not so funny)how you never forget a feeling like being rejected,but sometimes you lie to yourself and start to believe you're perfectly fine(then you remember):/
Chelsey
I feel your pain in this poem. Trust me Im in the same boat.
Icysis
This poem is absolutely beautiful, because it came from the heart and from something in which you felt and thats what inspired you. this is the best poem I have read by far.
Victoria
I LOVED THIS POEM
marlana
this poem is nice it's just the one i was look for this is also the best one on the page .
Kristie Marie
this is whta ive been looking for. it explains my life. i have dated this guy for two years and all the sudden he didnt love me any more i wasnt worth loving but i still cry every night for 3 months and it still hurts. he looks at me but he hasnt said a word since that day. i still love him so much but he doesnt remeber me or that once we loved one another together! this poem is like a 100 in my book!
joey
this is a great poem. it may seem like i dont really understand but i do. the same thing happend to me . i tried to hold on, but it just made my life horrible. just move on and your life will be okay, just like me
Victor Winston
I keep coming back to this.
Victor Winston
This really touched me. Thank you. Victor
Emmalee
This is a true poem it has the feelings people do feel in life with the pressure and haters but never let the one you love go it hurts to bad to think that was your true love and you just let him go because of the people around you.
Hannah
I really like this poem. I have just gone through this exact thing and it helped me realize i am not alone. I dont know if the situations were the same but they seem as if they are. I wish that no one will ever have to feel the pain as when you stand in court, trying to stand up for the one that has helped you the most.
KIM
I LOVE THIS POEM I WOULD GIVE IT A 10 THIS IS WAT I THINK AND WAT IM GOING THROUGH SO WAT TO GO ON A GREAT POEM
mary
This poem seems like it was wrote just for me I've just recently broke up with my boyfriend because he was playing me with three other girls but I love him with all my heart yet he dont love me the same I know in my heart that he do love me but i just cant be with him cause I also know that he wont do right so i had to let him go but "I still sing his song" in side me.
Love
hey there! i love it love it love it! i hate how people are always telling me just to get over it and move on, but how can they say that if they dont know how it feels! well i love your poem! Awesome job! keep writting!
maisie
i really like the poem. why? b'coz i can relate myself to the who wrote it. its just that we went at the same situation.
juana
It's a very nice poem
samantha
I loved this poem! I understand how it feels to hide behind a mask and then wanting to cry as soon as i'm alone,
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