The scars run so deep

They will never truly be gone

No matter how hard I try to forget.

The scars are painful,

But the memories are even more so

The memories haunt me.

The scars can almost be forgotten sometimes

But then the wound is reopened

And as the blood flows I'm left to tears

I'm bleeding to death

I attempt to hide behind a smile

Though some days it's too much

I can only pretend for so long

Before my mask begins to crumble

And raw emotions begin to seep through

None have truly seen behind the mask

No one notices when I want help

No one will help with the pain

How can I talk about it with someone when no one will listen?

I have lived my life in solitude

Confined to myself

Living like a hermit in my own head

So alone

The scars will forever remind me