They tell me my problems aren’t big enough
Because someone has it worse
Because I don’t appreciate what I have

They tell me, “you’re too young to feel this way.”
Like sadness has an age
Like the voices in my head care

They tell me I’m only looking for attention
Like I go around shouting out how I feel
Like I haven’t mastered my fake smile

They tell me that my sadness is fake
That I should just get over it

But how do I get over this darkness that surrounds me
How do I let go of this misery; it’s a part of who I am.

I am not seeking attention
I am not lying
I am not overreacting
I am just tired.


| Image Credits: Shubhiksh Gopalakrishnan |

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