The Truth




You are beautiful

Vibrant green eyes

And a smile that could melt me away

You are talented

A masterful poet

With a breathtaking voice

You are smart

The way you talk about the things you love

I could listen forever

You are fun

No matter what happens

Everything is an adventure with you

You are always there for me

Giving me a shoulder to lean on

When my own two feet are not enough




I am a mess

As much as I try to hide it

My world is spinning faster than I can handle

I am shy

I will never leave this shell I have made

I am too scared to take the first step

I am anxious

Deep down inside

I always expect the worst

And a lot of the time, that is what I get



We could never be

As much as it hurts for me to say it

I know what you deserve

And it is so much more than me

Nothing will stop me from dreaming

And sometimes I am hopeful

That’s the scariest part

For hope is like a dam

Rising and rising

In increments that mean nothing

Until I must face the flood


  • Author: E. Knox (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 24th, 2018 20:34
  • Comment from author about the poem: As hopeful and romantic as I am, at my core I am a realist. Speaking the cold hard truth can sometimes be very difficult, which is why I am so grateful to have poetry as an outlet. Hope you enjoy the poem.
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • Users favorite of this poem: Lorna, IsraaD.


  • Lorna

    A lovely heartfelt lament........

    • edwinknox

      Thank you, glad you found it lovely.

    • Sierra

      Stop being so hard on yourself. You don’t realize how wonderful you really are.

      • edwinknox

        If only it were that easy, unfortunately I have always been this way. Thank you so much for the kind words though, they help more than you could imagine.

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