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"Are you okay?"
That's all they say.
And I leave behind
These words in my mind.
I'm broken, I'm dying.
Inside, I'm crying.
There are wounds beneath my skin.
There are trials I face within.
There are things I just can't say.
There are people I must betray.
Beneath a smile, I feel pain.
Behind the sun, there's always a little rain.
And beneath these words I hold in my head...
There's always the thing I say instead.
I leave the truth behind..
So when they say, "are you okay?"
I always say, "I'm fine."
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zhalia103 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Writer
I completely understand how you feel and I'm sure that a number of other people do to. Thanks for sharing your feelings!
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Maple-and-sunflowers Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't understand, when people ask if I'm okay, I'm usually angry or I'm crying, yet when I cry, they can somehow never see me cry, and they actually accept no for an answer, they don't even try to look at my face. Life isn't fair. Life is brutal.
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Maple-and-sunflowers Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This was wonderfully written by the way.
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theZmaster Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
I've learned how 'to make a mask' as I call it also
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LanaT35 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
If you had a book, I would really enjoy reading your poetry. :-) They are sad, but they make me feel better and less alone in my own feelings.
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emmabeirsack Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Awww I is crying its the story of my life
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Super-Neko-chan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!!
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Super-Neko-chan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are so welcome, darling :D
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SgtSkittle Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
damn
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WolfAtHeartForever Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually wrote something like this a while ago...[link]
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
nice! <3 I based this off one of my mom's poems :)
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WolfAtHeartForever Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really good!
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whoahmy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
NICE POEM!! I think that learn to say "I'm fine" and hide all those feelings behind a smile is an important lesson in everyone's life bcoz we have to learn how to heal ourselves coz no one can stay by one's side forever and time will rub the pain away ...BUT , we also have to learn how to say "I'm not fine" infront of the ppl we trust when we really need to express our feelings . :D
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starrysky963 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful. The rhymes seem so effortless, and the message is achingly true. Everyone's said it, many don't mean it.
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
<3
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CandyHeartSweetness Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Are you sure?
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TheOneChica Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I get that feeling sometimes! I love this!
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mack0312 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is why I try to care when I ask if someone is okay, and I do. I can tell if they are lying as well. But I guess sometimes you do just want to be left alone. :shrug:
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MeggaSweetSmiles Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
People now days don't care when they ask how you are, it's just a formality.
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gnocchini2000 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I totally agree. Asking how someone is has become small talk, senseless words of no meaning.
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MrStockley Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
This are all my feeling in a poem... It's amazing!
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:) thank you!
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DillpickleArt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel like the expression "I'm fine" is so negative. The friends who I know who battle with depression, including myself, can understand if one another answers with "I'm fine." I don't believe "I'm fine" means anything positive anymore, and it scares me.
Lovely poem, i truly love it.
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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AnimewolfRPC Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god. I have anxiety so it's keeping me from going to school for some reason and it's REALLY starting to stress me out because I have 3 bottles of pills that I stopped taking because they didn't work more than 4-5 hours even though they promised it was 24 hours and since I'm having a war inside of "Should I go and help my family? Life is already stressful with the bills, money problems, and the worry of getting kicked out the house by the end of the month. maybe I should go.." and "Screw them you could get hurt! And put into the hospital! What will you do then?!" that sometimes when the bad side says things like that my body will hurt for a second like every bone in my body is broken and I'll see blood everywhere[On my chair/bed and my body, mainly arms, legs, and stomach]....so this basically EXACTLY what I'm feeling...Nice poem though. ;3
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NayaSelenia Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
On the one hand they always ask, on the other hand most of them coudn't handle the truth
and sometimes lying is so much easier than telling the truth
you did a good job with that, btw .. love it :heart:
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks soo much ^.^
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breathinbreathout Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Writer
damn haha i can relate
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
haha thanks bruh :)
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Sparky-Sumi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really nice poem. It kinda makes you think.
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanksaton ^_^
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks a ton* O_O
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RainbowCat312 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Writer
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
D: is that a good or a bad "..."?
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RainbowCat312 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Writer
GOOD! :)
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Truly beautiful and hits home :)
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you <3
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Youre welcome ^^
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kosha21 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
good job! :D its awesome
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aw thanks! :)
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kosha21 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
anytime :)
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ChibiCelloKing Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   General Artist
I feel as though you took all my weary thoughts and feelings and wrote them down perfectly.
This is beautiful. Thank you
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No thank you! so much! ^.^
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ItazukiJet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I ask some of my friends this and they reply "I'm fine" and I know they're not. When I try to talk to them, they insist I shouldn't worry about them, but have things like this and marks on their wrist.

I try to understand people and when I see things like this I think, "I need to understand these people more and try to help them. It seems like they want my help. So the next time they say that, I should look them in the eyes and tell them 'I know you're not' like I've seen them post.". Maybe my friends just like to be really negative, I don't know.

I hope you're okay though.
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm alright. :) Thanks. I'm sorry your friends have to go through that.
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ItazukiJet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome! It's fine. I just wish they'd be honest with what they want. It's like they want someone in their life to help them, but when they come around, nope.
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ItazukiJet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I just really don't get it. Anytime a person wants someone to say something to them, when they finally say it, they push those people away. Are they afraid they were too selfish and the minute they got their wish, they noticed or something? Was it too good to be true? I don't understand. I don't know why I'm ranting. I just like to help my friends, but I can't get through to them and they won't talk to anyone and just keep posting these messages up.
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Cklovingston Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Writer
Awww, that was very cute!!! :)
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MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :)
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