I Am a Pretender

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    I pretend around my friends.

    As much as I love them, I can't break their heart letting them know about all my severe problems such as abuse and suicide. Everyone thinks I'm "the happy one" when In fact I'm not happy at all.
    flinm flinm
    18-21, M
    Mar 18, 2014

    I think there is a philosophical question here

    somewhere... I am certainly a pretender. Particularly in work, with 'friends', at the school gate, as a wife. I think the inly occasion when I don't feel I am pretending is as a mum. There is an instinct there of course. Now it could be that I don't have the instincts for...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2014

    Staring Contest With A Pretender

    Feels like being in a staring contest with a pretender.. intense eyes, staring, looking for my hidden insights and thoughts, hoping to get my secrets.. hoping to understand me... Ha ha ha I will not blink. lest i get exposed. lest i get used.. lest i become vulnerable. i am...
    elphaskay elphaskay
    Apr 15, 2013

    I am a pretender due to

    so many viable reasons. Reasons other people cannot understand because it's beyond their perspective of understanding. I believe that I'm the only one who can understand the real me. I hide myself so that others cannot hurt me. I dislike myself therefore I believe others would...
    MissBrave22 MissBrave22
    26-30, F
    Feb 17, 2016

    What If I Say Im Not Like The Others?

    Keep you in the dark You know they all pretend Keep you in the dark And so it all began Send in your skeletons Sing as their bones go marching in again They need you buried deep The secrets that you keep are ever ready Are you ready? I'm finished making sense Done pleading...
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2011

    Everybody around me seems to be

    so bloody oblivious and legitimately just plain thick minded that it frustrates me so much. I always feel like I have to wear a mask and act as if I know less than I do in order to fit in. It sickens me how ignorant people can be. I wish I could just shake them by the shoulders...
    aylaaxo aylaaxo
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 22, 2014

    What Else Can I Add...?

    Oh yes, I'm the great pretender Pretending that I'm doing well My need is such; I pretend too much I'm lonely but no one can tell. Oh yes, I'm the great pretender A drift in a world of my own I play the game; but to my real shame You've let me to dream all alone. Too...
    MariaKristine MariaKristine
    26-30, F
    Oct 27, 2008


    As much as some people may want to deny this, EVERYONE is a pretender. At some point in you're life you have done it, or will do it.It's called human nature.Even so, some do it much more than others.
    Ice23 Ice23
    Aug 10, 2011

    I tore at my chameleon skin,

    a messy and painful process... The crowds turned their head. I stepped outside, dizzy, ill at ease... Trying to conceal what I had discovered beneath. The raw rotting flesh which it is not polite to show... The incomprehensible patterns of my multicoloured psyche which cannot...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 2, 2014

    College Life

    .Everyday my mama calls me and asks me how I'm doing. She asks how's college treating me and if I'm getting along with my roommates. Everyday I tell her I'm dong fine and that everything is ok. . . I haven't been to classes in weeks. My roommates are satans personal ***** squad...
    psyco2babble psyco2babble
    18-21, F
    Dec 4, 2011

    Too Much

    I pretend so much and make up so much in my mind (to try and take myself away from this place I can't stand) that over the last few years I've noticed I can't tell what's real and what's not. I mean, someone asked me some random question once like, "Have you ever sailed on a...
    Melody08 Melody08
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2008

    All My Life

    You can't get through life without pretending you're sth you're not. The true me? I hate everyone around me, I hate that we all have this need for companionship... I just  want to succeed in life on my own. I've always pretended that I'm a very social and outgoing person...
    funereal1134 funereal1134
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2010

    Have u guys trying to pretending

    that u okay, but in fact your not !! I have been loosing a person that I really care about, people go around and tell me that I'm cool about it, but in fact I'm not!!!!
    hellotruong hellotruong
    22-25, F
    Mar 15, 2014

    Album: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Childrens films

    are so insightful! What do you see You people gazing at me You see a doll on a music box That's wound by a key How can you tell I'm under a spell I'm waiting for love's first kiss You cannot see How much I long to be free Turning around on this music box That's wound by a key...
    Listening80 Listening80
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2015
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