secretsyou think you know my secrets,secrets by =selftaughtartist1
but i think we both know thats not true
everyone has secrets
you have some too
many people will take these secrets to their grave
i'll probably keep it for a while
but here's one you may already know
"i hide behind a smile."
ELMA CONTEST ENTRY WIPElma woke up violently, sitting up and growling into the seemingly peaceful cave. She calmed slightly to see her father still asleep but flashes of fire, teeth and claws still flashed before her eyes. But when she looked, the wounds were scabbed over, skin had grown over her burns and the fur was growing back in uneven clumps over her twisted hide. Elma forced her breathing to slow and closed her eyes to the nightmares, and the fear was replaced with the familiar dread for the day ahead. She knew she had to leave the cave before her father woke up. So she stood, keeping her good eye on her father, she tiptoed to the entrance, biting back a w
i said noyou asked me the question the other day
and i was scared out of my mind
yes was what i wanted to say
but it didn't come out this time
i wasn't ready for this huge step
though i wanted to say i was
for you, i want to be with
you're the one i love
but i said no when you asked
you were crushed i could see
for the question that i had to answer was
will you marry me.
pridepride cometh before the fall
isn't that what they say?
but we grow ever prouder still
with each and every day
we tear each other down with words
ignore the things that we have heard
"its only words." someone may say
but look at Hitler, politicians today
so don't say pride can be okay
pride can tear your life away
you'll never want somebody's help
think you can do it all yourself?
so if you want to die alone
go ahead, give pride a home
i wish i fear will never be grantedthere's a dream i fear will never come true
indeed it seems selfish even to me.
all i want is sixty bucks
for the graphics tablets i have seen.
i did not ask for the largest one
nor even the one that is brand new.
i would take years and years of use
if it meant i had one of those to use
i wonder, would my art improve
if i got the tablet i long for so much
i don't know now, nor can i know for certain.
until that tablet is in my clutch.
my greatest liedrawing is my escape
poetry, my release
instruments are my comfort
smiling, my disguise
i like to sit alone
in the quiet i can hear my thoughts
in the blessed peace i can feel my breath
and in the silence i could almost be lost
reading is my adventure
school is my relief
singing is my expression
laughing, a way to hide
i like to sit on my own
in the stillness i don't get dizzy
i can make sense out of my chaos
and no one will see me cry
art is my freedom
music is my defense
writing is my vent
"i'm okay", is my greatest lie