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Transparent Masks

Secret Messes

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Transparent Masks
Photo by Alison Bogart on Unsplash

Fighting a war

No-one can see

Live life, loving poor

Deep inside of me

I struggle and fight

But, it just won’t leave

With all of my might

To hope, I cleave

Frustration and loss

Lonely and sad

So many costs

And dues, I’ve had

To the other side

I try to helplessly reach

To find comfort and hide

Someone to embrace me

I know I’m not alone

Others feel this way too

But nothing feels like home

My heart is black and blue

The wound camouflaged

An invisible pain

I bleed into the scenery

A sweet smile on my face

So you’ll never know

Never have too address

The hurt that I hold

My beautiful mess

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About the Creator

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Mark Graham4 months ago

    Sounds like life with the ups and downs.

  • If any deserve healing, it is you, my friend. Blessings upon all your wondrous mess.

  • Dana Crandell4 months ago

    Sad, and beautifully expressed.

  • Rachel Deeming4 months ago

    "I bleed into the scenery" - what a line. Wearing a brave face is more common than we think, eh?

  • Mother Combs4 months ago

    beautiful poem

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