Poem

Misunderstood

I'm trapped in a box with invisible walls
And I can't seem to find my way out
Nobody outside can hear me
And I don't have the courage to shout

My feelings are trapped in here with me
Although I would like them to go
I've begged them to give up and leave me
Evidently they don't want to know

So instead I just sit here and simmer
Marinating in my own despair
Enclosed in a prison created 
By boundaries that aren't even there

The people I meet cannot see me
Though I'm longing to show them I'm there
So I hide my true feelings from vision
Then convince myself they just don't care

I hope one day someone will see me
Through the walls that embody my sham
And realise what they were beholding
Was a fraction of all that I am 

I want someone to reach in and find me
And bring out who I know I can be
But I realise deep down inside me
That I am the one with the key

3 thoughts on “Misunderstood”

  1. Hi Laura,

    I love this one, it is beautiful. The other one about exams was good but it was so long ago I did any, I couldn’t quite connect.

    Laura Gardner posted: ” I’m trapped in a box with invisible walls And I can’t seem to find my way out Nobody outside can hear me And I don’t have the courage to shout My feelings are trapped in here with me Although I would like them to go I’ve begged them to give up and leave”

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