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The real me

By Alaine HayPublished 6 months ago Updated 5 months ago 1 min read
Photo by David Becker on Unsplash

Voted class clown, but inside I’m crying.

A smile on my face, yet deep down I’m dying.

Crowded by everyone; still I feel alone.

Inside still a child; outside I’m full grown!

No one ever sees me, cause all along I’ve been hiding!

The person inside, outside has been lying.


About the Creator

Alaine Hay

Hesitantly optimistic, I feel my inspiration from my pain. An anxious, bipolar single mom, trying to somehow raise a well rounded teenage girl! Lol.Trying to gain wisdom through my downfalls, and spread hope through my success, despite them

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  • Talia Devora16 days ago

    Although I don’t have bipolar, this hits home. Living with autism and anxiety was challenging for me. People would see me as thick-skinned and tough, but inside, I was weak and sensitive from time to time. Beautifully written!

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