Lillian Richardson, Class of 2021

Betrayl

poetry

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When my face turns red you can tell what I’m feeling
Information on the surface, ready for stealing
I keep to myself, I don’t like to open up.

I don’t want you to know with what i am dealing
The fact that it’s written all on my face makes me feel like some type of disgrace
If i can’t even keep how i feel a secret, i should say it all here so you can keep it.

I cry when I’m angry
And also when I’m sad
My accent changes when I get hella mad
I don’t like negativity, I used to deal with it badly
Now i turn to creativity, which is better… gladly
I get flustered quite easily
And can’t seem to talk
My mouth won’t move but my legs need to walk
Sometimes i get tongue tied and my heart starts to race
Which I’m sure is easy to see on my face