Ripped apart, I cut myself deep,

Bleed the pain that keeps me from sleep.

Try to ignore it,

The sting that's not seen,

But it shreds my dearest thoughts and haunts me in my dreams.

The past that sucks me,

Dry and clean,

Is the past that no one else can see.

Parade it to the world,

And watch their expressions change.

Their words slay me,

And drown me in shame.