This is a poem inspired by the daily prompt challenge word: Fifty. Hopefully you’ll understand how I got from the prompt word to this poem after reading it.
My Other Half
I struggle to show, instead I hide,
The truth of how I feel inside.
I keep it hidden, away from you,
You’ll never see my mood so blue.
I smile, put on a happy face,
The bad, for you, I do erase.
You think me happy, see me laugh,
You do not see my heart in half.
You see me warm, instead I’m cold,
You do not hear, myself I scold.
How deep I hurt, the cuts I bear,
About myself I do not care.
But I’ll make sure you’ll never know,
For you I will put on a show.
Pretend I’m fine, all is well,
While deep inside, my mind in hell.