She always sat to the side
Alone and wondering
Looking at the others
Always observing


Why did they all pretend
To be so happy
When the feelings on the inside
Were all so dark and nasty


Why did he pretend
That nothing was wrong
When they broke his glasses and
His head fell with a bong


Why did she pretend
To be so dumb
When she was a genius
But her mind became numb


Why did the couple pretend
That they were so in love
When behind closed doors
The girl was beat and shoved


Why did the child pretend
Things were okay at the house
When the mother screamed and hit
And he cowered like a mouse


Why did they all pretend
To be so happy
Wondered the girl to the side
As she looked on sadly

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a.griffiths57's picture

    Maybe they were at school



Maybe they were at school and were released from worse abuse at home, this seems to be the message in the poem. Family mediation services maybe be able to help some situations. Your poem spoke bravely of these problems. Agood and interesting read and the poem is well written with a very serious message. The rhyming is good too and helps give a disspassionate account of problematic lives.

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thanks! actually, they're all

thanks! actually, they're all meant to be different scenarios and it's saying how everyone pretends everything's fine, but in reality it isn't. 

DarkLight's picture

like it

I like this poem, and how it shows whats wrong with society.  In my mind

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Everyone always pretends that they're fine and their life is perfect.

nightlight1220's picture

love it.

love it.

...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "


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Thank you :D

allets's picture

Side Sitters Watch Violence

We need to have more poems about these topics - you covered it well ~~A~~



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I agree.