the year of lyrics: a poetry project

my search for inner-peace, one poem at a time

Day 44 – Straight Up

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Let me be upfront:

I am exhausted.

The real part is:

It’s not like I went and lost it.

I’m tired of trying to please them.

I’m tired of doing what they expect.

I’m annoyed that they assumed,

And that my thoughts remain unchecked.

I am worn-out beyond belief,

Though my demeanor may seem to lie.

Still I look like I can grasp burning coals.

And act as though I don’t have to try.

Though I’ve held up this façade

I’ll admit it; I have no shame

For my honesty and defeat

Are merely one and the same.


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