Why does nobody understand me?
Everybody seems to take the worst possible explanation
For something I have said or done.
I learnt to hide my feelings
And pretend that it didn’t matter.
That way I didn’t get hurt
Or so I told myself,
But deep down, oh yes I hurt,
But I never felt, I hid the pain
Then someone came along,
She showed me she cared
I thought “this is nice”
So I started to dismantle the barriers,
All the ones I’d constructed all those years before,
But she never really understood me.
Then she went away and blocked me out.
I felt pain like I had never felt before,
It really hurt, but what was worse
I felt all the forgotten pain too,
The pain I’d kept hidden
And I couldn’t rebuild the walls.
I then realised after a while
That I should never have hidden the pain.
Now I try to show that I am hurting
I don’t always succeed, but I do try.
I can now talk about my pain,
My feelings, my desires.
People started to see me in a different light,
But still nobody understood, not really.
Then one day something wonderful happened,
I found a new friend and I found new belief.
It’s wonderful, she actually understands me!
My whole outlook on life has changed.
She has brought joy to me and I can feel,
I can talk about my hopes, my fears.
I can talk about my dreams, my desires,
But best of all I have someone who cares,
Someone I can turn to in need,
Someone I trust and who trusts me,
Someone who brings me joy.
We are there for each other,
In short I have found a true friend.
Remember one day you will find your true friend,
Then you will be able to say with confidence:
“Honi soit qui mal y pense”
Pay no heed to those who think the worst.
Live your own life.
One day you will find true understanding,
It is a feeling I will never forget



Bridgwater, United Kingdom

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Short work on the importance of friendship.

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  • Catherine  Alexander
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  • Jacqueline  Murphy
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