Sometimes I just can't stand being me!
All my emotions start building up
The dam that holds back my negativity cracks
And through a small hole, my self loathing erupts
I touch it from time to time
Knowing I'm holding it back helps me focus
But there are days it falls apart
No need to act like I don't know it
It eventually settles down
And I can put the skeletons back in the closet
Wash the tears from my face
And clean the blood out of my faucet
I can paint my smile back on
Over top of these heavy eyes and frown
Because at least there is a bright side
I survived another breakdown
So here I go, time to shake it off and be brave
Too much depends on me for me to be depressed
I'm just writing this to seal the hole in my dam
And release the demon sitting on my chest

LukeCoomer ©


  • Author: LukeCoomer (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 21st, 2017 02:23
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 27
  • User favorite of this poem: Laura🌻.


  • Live freely

    Very deep Luke keep writing.

    • LukeCoomer

      I will do just that, thank you!

    • Laura🌻

      Sometimes I can’t stand being me either...especially when those panic attacks take over!
      Good thing we’re brave enough to seal that hole...until next time!
      I do agree with Martina that this writing reads like a diary! After all, if what we write is based on our experiences, it is a diary!
      The illustration is awesome for this great piece of writing!

      • LukeCoomer

        Thank you so much! I like to mix it up sometimes I'm telling a story but this here was definetly a journal entry into my mind

      • orchidee

        A fine write Luke. If you sing like me, just sing. That'll scare it off for sure! heehee.

        • LukeCoomer

          I'm sure you sing well, talent just drops off of you

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