Open your eyes

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by resistance, May 23, 2006.

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  1. resistance

    resistance Staff Alumni

    You say that I should break out of my shell.
    Become who I am,
    not let others hold me back.
    Don't cower in the corners.
    Get out into the world.
    Join in the society.
    Make my life work.

    I swear that you're blind,
    for you don't seem to see.
    You appear to have no

    Your words rip into me
    like a stone to paper.
    Cut into pieces and left
    alone, in pain.
    Crying inside.
    Hurtful comments,
    snide remarks here.
    Thinking I'm laughing
    but I'm cringing,
    wishing you'd go away.
    Time drags by and my heart
    beats so much.
    Feeling trapped, beyond words.
    Can't escape from you.

    See now open your eyes,
    and know what it's like.
    Realise that it's you,
    the one person holding me back.
    The one person reverting me
    into my corner.
    Scared of socialisation.
    Fearful everyone is
    like you.
  2. Wicked expression! I'm "old" but me da's words *still* ring in my ears (he's not even here anymore). And "society" is not (OMG) all it's cracked up to be - which is probably why many of us suffer so much - it's not inclusive. It's full of Ideals and Pretend and Illusions of how things "should" be. I'd say FIGHT, but it's all around.

    Then again... I'd *still* say fight. You have a voice, and choice, starting here.
    (hope I'm not ranting! Your poem did this - crooked grins)

  3. kireira

    kireira Guest


    I love your poem. It speaks the truth about pain and a deep pain from being humiliated and scorned and maybe more than verbal abuse.

    I have live my life much like your poem....trying to take back what was taken from me.

    thanks for sharing your poem. It was awesome!
  4. BrokenPieces

    BrokenPieces Well-Known Member

    wow great poem hun...

    i have to say that is great to read your writing...

    You are great at it...

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