Poets logo


look at the lights

By Heather HublerPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Created with CanvaPro

Diverting, distracting, dazzling, anything really to keep the masses entertained, bamboozled, hoodwinked

Into believing she's okay. That she's not one foot out the fucking door,

Struggling in silence, brushing it all off with puns and laughs and oddball jokes.

The last thing she needs is a spotlight or questions. Better to

Redirect, 'look at the birdie over here.' Everything an act and not even a brave one,

A cowardly smoke screen, riddled with holes,

Costing more energy than she has to give.

The worst part

Is they've been so consumed with her distractions that

On closer inspection, they realize too late–she's

Not been alive for some time.

sad poetry

About the Creator

Heather Hubler



fb * X * insta

OMG creators

Mike Dharr Cathy DanaS Babs Loryne Brin

Gina Tiff Emily KJ Thavien CH Kelli

Veronica Joe Lonzo Paul Dean Holly Lamar

Caroline Melissa JS Donna Moe

Gerald DanaC JBaz Kristen

Reader insights


Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

Top insights

  1. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

  2. Easy to read and follow

    Well-structured & engaging content

  3. Compelling and original writing

    Creative use of language & vocab

  1. On-point and relevant

    Writing reflected the title & theme

  2. Eye opening

    Niche topic & fresh perspectives

  3. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

  4. Masterful proofreading

    Zero grammar & spelling mistakes

  5. Expert insights and opinions

    Arguments were carefully researched and presented

Add your insights

Comments (24)

Sign in to comment
  • Kim Downey3 months ago

    "Not been alive for some time" - what a gut punch! Nicely done.

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    I remember reading this - forgot to comment. Damn, Heather. You really took this in a dark direction. It was some mighty powerful stuff! It didn't really feel like an acrostic either. I was suitably distracted because I was worried about the person in the poem! Great work!

  • Donna Fox4 months ago

    Wow Heather, that was way darker then I anticipated this going. I was glued to every raw, heart-felt word and loved this poem! "Not been alive for some time." was just shocking but also not, your poor character was dead inside all along. Heartbreaking and yet inspiring!

  • Stephanie Downard4 months ago

    This was raw and real! The emotion I felt while reading this are going to sit with me. This was very well done! ❤️

  • Magnificent and Real❤️‍🔥💯😉 Great Job Heather❗❗

  • L.C. Schäfer4 months ago

    This hit hard. 😣

  • Lamar Wiggins4 months ago

    Awesome interpretive entry for the challenge. It weighs more than a ton of bricks!

  • Oof, this hit me so hard! This is what I do most of the time so people don't realise I've been long dead. Your poem was so relatable and brilliant!

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Jesus, woman. That last line shook me. You are brilliant.

  • Gerald Holmes4 months ago

    Wow!! Outstanding entry. This hits so hard.

  • Roy Stevens4 months ago

    Outstanding Heather. You're dealing with some universal truths here that many don't want to see. Still, I hope it gets T.S. exposure anyway somehow!

  • Aphotic4 months ago

    That last line hits like a train. This is so well written. You really capture the emotions of suffering in silence with a fake smile. Hiding the broken pieces behind laughter. The eyes usually give the pain away, but only to people who are truly seeing, not just looking.

  • Antoinette L Brey4 months ago

    Very good. they keep us distracted

  • Dana Stewart4 months ago

    Emotionally awesome, sad but relevant and that last line brings it home. Great work, Heather!

  • Mariann Carroll4 months ago

    Well done 👍👏

  • Gina C.4 months ago

    Oh my 🥹❤️ You are so brilliant, my friend! This is exquisitely done. This hit hard; you nailed it.

  • Kristen Balyeat4 months ago

    Brilliantly written and heartbreaking at the same time. Life can be freaking hard!

  • Moe Radosevich4 months ago

    and that she is, and those they are, nice beginning H2 😊

  • KJ Aartila4 months ago

    A truly awesome, but terribly. sad poem. ❤️

  • C. H. Richard4 months ago

    Oh I can so relate to this poem. The constant of trying to keep it together. The last line says it all. ❤️

  • Ruth Stewart4 months ago

    Perceptive. Well written. Love it. ☺️💙👍

  • Great last line, and great observation on how many times people only want to see what they are comfortable with

  • Donna Renee4 months ago

    😭😩…. I’ve definitely felt like this many times. I love this piece (but hate how it feels at the same time). ❤️❤️❤️

  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    Wow!!! What an ending!!! 💖💖💕

Find us on social media

Miscellaneous links

  • Explore
  • Contact
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Support

© 2023 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.