You have no idea

How I feel As you spoke

I wanted to sink into myself

Your patronising words

Made me shrink

I felt demorolized

that my words were worthless

I wanted the room to engulf me

look after me, comfort me

My confidence squashed

by your negative views

My words do count

everyone of them are mine

Every poem is my musing of the day

My thoughts, my feelings in words

I share them with the world

That’s my choice

regardless of your thoughts

I’ll carry on writing them my way


Hidden in a Cloak

Face is set with a smiling beam

Bounce in my feet as I enter the room

Joy in my voice as I converse with others

this is the me that others can see


The invisible cloak is worn today

I pull it tight, no gaps appear

It is my comfort blanket

I feel safe and warm


Why and what are you hiding

Hurt, for I cant say where the pain is

Sadness, for I cant show my tears

Disappointed, but I cant explain why


So hidden in the cloak

Are the bits that I cant share with the world

just for a while, I keep it tight around me

Self preservation, until I am stronger