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Escape into the Shadows


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 July 27, 2011 - 9:39 pm

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

Ramya August 3, 2011 - 6:21 am

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

mandy August 3, 2011 - 12:31 pm

i love dis poem alot <3

letters August 7, 2011 - 2:19 am


jade August 10, 2011 - 6:01 pm

this is the awesomest sad poem ever i apsolutly love it

Afmina September 2, 2011 - 10:16 am

gud 1

minx September 2, 2011 - 10:31 am

great work

Todd September 21, 2011 - 6:42 pm

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 December 2, 2011 - 6:35 am

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

bobo December 9, 2011 - 1:14 pm

Not alone

kavita December 27, 2011 - 10:33 am

Nice poem…

Ani January 7, 2012 - 8:16 pm

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 January 15, 2012 - 5:16 pm

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

Praveen January 16, 2012 - 9:57 pm

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

Areliih Cx January 16, 2012 - 7:44 pm

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

Praveen January 16, 2012 - 9:55 pm

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

love January 30, 2012 - 6:56 pm

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

alice February 16, 2012 - 9:36 am

it makes me blue

marcy February 22, 2012 - 3:24 pm


mamta February 27, 2012 - 11:21 pm

very nice

Praveen March 1, 2012 - 6:31 am

Thank you Mamta.

Kimberly March 6, 2012 - 4:46 pm

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

Rupesh Popli May 21, 2012 - 11:27 pm

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

erie morgan June 29, 2012 - 12:14 pm

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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