if I don’t… #poetry

If I don’t
tell the truth
you’ll never know
how I feel

If I don’t
let you in
you’ll never know
how much it hurts

If I don’t
say the words
you’ll never know
how I think

If I don’t
cry to you
you’ll never know
I’m in pain

If I don’t
hide myself
you will know
how weak I am


©2017 what sandra thinks
(art by Hajin Bae)

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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28 Responses to if I don’t… #poetry

  1. magarisa says:

    How sad to have to hide from someone you love. Nicely written.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lovely contradictions. Is that your drawing?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I definitely ❤️❤️❤️ this. I was in that position for a long time with someone I love. But after he learned of my anxiety, I loved him even more because he surprisingly tried to understand. He makes effort to learn what I need. And he doesn’t look at my anxiety and see weakness….. he sees strength

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  4. Nothing wrong with being weak at times. With someone you trust, at least. 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Love the poem Sandra.

    It’s really not a bad thing for someone, or indeed everyone, to know that you are feeling weak, or vulnerable, or totally lost. The more open you are, the better people can support you, and help you.
    Hugs as always.

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  8. mehak22 says:

    soo beautifull poem👌👌….true feelings

    Liked by 2 people

  9. paul says:

    Never hide. Weak? To feel to love is strength.

    Liked by 1 person

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