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behind the life I lead...


Behind The life I lead…

My double life,

Make an effort to engage, though I feel lost

In a noisy world.


Make my face smile.

Because my face forgets to look interested.


Plan my furniture walk from one room to another.

Anticipate where you might freeze.


Get my timing right to sand up,

It’s going to hurt and be awkward.

Remember to make it look easy.


And then there is the dreaded question asked.

How are you?

I am fine, an automated reply.


Maybe tomorrow will be a better day.

In my double life


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Nigel Smith
Nigel Smith
Jun 05, 2023

A great poem Debbie, the style is perfect for me, in that it conveys so much with so little.

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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
Jun 01, 2023

Those words are so hard to respond to some days aren’t they.

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Debbie Dalton
Debbie Dalton
Jun 01, 2023

For me this is more about the hidden side of us, we use to protect the ones we love. And looking forward to a easier day tomorrow x

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Alice Carroll
Alice Carroll
Jun 01, 2023

Do most people really want know how you are feeling? That is what support groups are for. Nice poem.

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Unknown member
May 31, 2023

Thank you Debbie. Hoping today is a better day. Keep on keeping on

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