Escape into the Shadows

Written By: Praveen  |  Category: Sadness  |  (24) Comments  |  

I tried too hard Escape into the Shadows
to be noticed,
I tried to be someone 
I was not;

waiting and waiting
I watch time slowly tick away
as another day dawns
I watch the world scurry around;

I wanted to be someone,
I wanted to be famous,
I wanted life and
I wanted love;

I wanted a lot of things
that were out of reach
as I sink in slowly
under the weight of expectations;

I tried to be what they
wanted me to be,
I tried to be what I was
not meant to be;

I tried too hard
I pushed too far
and I went too far;

with a forced smile,
and  a fake laughter
to cover my tracks
I escape into the shadows
and try to fight this one out,
all alone;

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  • theblackhail said: (Wednesday July 27th, 2011)

    i felt the same way only instead of forcing a smile, i locked all my emotions in side

  • Ramya said: (Wednesday August 3rd, 2011)

    Nice poem. Seems you wrote with ur inner emotions. Great and cute. Keep it up.

  • mandy said: (Wednesday August 3rd, 2011)

    i love dis poem alot <3

  • letters said: (Sunday August 7th, 2011)


  • jade said: (Wednesday August 10th, 2011)

    this is the awesomest sad poem ever i apsolutly love it

  • Afmina said: (Friday September 2nd, 2011)

    gud 1

  • minx said: (Friday September 2nd, 2011)

    great work

  • Todd said: (Wednesday September 21st, 2011)

    This is an amazing poem. Totally summed up how I felt about my life a few months back. Fortunately, I feel better now. Just wanted to say what a wonderful poet you are. Keep ‘em coming!

  • Sunil Kumar said: (Friday December 2nd, 2011)

    Its an amazing poem, express the feelings of a person who want to be someone…………………..

  • bobo said: (Friday December 9th, 2011)

    Not alone

  • kavita said: (Tuesday December 27th, 2011)

    Nice poem…

  • Ani said: (Saturday January 7th, 2012)

    I love this poem. I want to use it for my english project. I need the authors name so I can use it!

  • Areli Hernandez said: (Sunday January 15th, 2012)

    could i use part of this for my music im writting ? You will be given credit. [:

  • Areliih Cx said: (Monday January 16th, 2012)

    hey could i make this poem into a rock song.. i will pay you :]

  • Praveen said: (Monday January 16th, 2012)

    if you do make this into a song, all that i ask is that you give the relevant credits. :)

  • Praveen said: (Monday January 16th, 2012)

    Sure. As long as the credit is given, you can.

  • love said: (Monday January 30th, 2012)

    be yourself and act like yourself. never be the shadows of others.

  • alice said: (Thursday February 16th, 2012)

    it makes me blue

  • marcy said: (Wednesday February 22nd, 2012)


  • mamta said: (Monday February 27th, 2012)

    very nice

  • Praveen said: (Thursday March 1st, 2012)

    Thank you Mamta.

  • Kimberly said: (Tuesday March 6th, 2012)

    This poem is one of best I’ve read so far and its actually true in some way this poem describes me.

  • Rupesh Popli said: (Monday May 21st, 2012)

    What a title of poem..very deep title…great man…

  • erie morgan said: (Friday June 29th, 2012)

    when i read this poem i saw how sad you must’ve felt as you were wrting this peom, as i got more into it i could feel your heart breaking and it made me hurt just to read it so i love how descirbed youself in a way that would and will make other people feel your pain that you have inside your heart.

    keep up the good work
    erie morgan

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