it’s okay (poem)

Anonymous

The normal happy girl steps

Into school

She waves and does her

Usual hellos

But as she is smiling her mask

Falls down

 

No don’t be silly

Not the masks that the school

Requires us to wear

But the mask that 

Covers our sorrows and

Disguises our souls

 

She pulls it up quickly

No one cares 

About the war that is raging 

Inside of her

 

She sits in classes 

Sometimes content

Sometimes numb

Without an ounce of golden happiness

Except for the remaining drop that 

Codes her monochrome mask 

 

Though she is surrounded by 

Other people 

She is 

Alone

 

Groups form around her

With one main hypocritical goal

To talk about how much they hate

A girl that they know nothing about

 

These people are so sucked into 

Their own bubble of selfishness 

That their masks have slipped down

 

The girl sees

And holds her strength to keep 

The war from billowing 

Outside

 

The mask consumes her 

Whole body as she grows 

More numb by the day

 

Contentness is drowned with 

The rains of sadness

As she silently weeps 

In the bathroom stall

 

Like a grenade

Like a bursting dam

 

She is consumed and

gives up.

 

Everyday 

Normal

People 

Walk around her 

Being consumed too

But no one will ever know