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Author Name: FreeGemini222 5 Comments
Date Added: September 11, 2006 18:09:14 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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~What Did You See?~

I saw you looking at me,

but my eyes were too concealing.
 I want to know what it was you saw in me
while my smile was really deceiving.


Most days you think that all is fine with me,
and many days I want to think that too.
But to be honest, I can barely keep it together,
for inside I am troubled and blue.


I cannot tell a lie, but I donít always reveal

the many troubles I carry inside.

So when you look deep into my eyes,

 why canít you see the hurt that I try to hide?


Please, would you try to look deeper,
so you can glimpse my trepidation and pain?

 Youíll see there too my imperfections,
many of which are covered with tearstains.


Iíll need your comfort, and loving support,
once you've seen what Iíve kept at bay.
Then I will ask you once more what you saw in me
that time the other day, and then what you see in me today.


Author's Notes:
This is something that came to me
after watching a movie that moved me.

If only it were possible to see someone else's pain
just by looking into their eyes...
how different our world could be..
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Comment By: Freejakemcqueen on April 18, 2010 12:14:55 PM Report
how fortunate i think i am that no-one can see the pain i carry, and even more fortunate that i can't see the pain in others, otherwise, I'd be walking around with blinders on constantly.

still your poem was a  pleasure to read.

                                                                                                     Dr. Jay

Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on September 16, 2006 09:22:12 AM Report
Dear Karen.....

Just by looking into the eyes of your picture on site, brings me to know that you are a compassionate, loving soul and that you have written a wonderful explanation of life~  Yes, seeing pain thru one's eyes can perhaps help to understand....
Nicely done...


Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on September 13, 2006 05:43:37 PM Report
Karen, this poem excells. Such a beautiful thought and written with an understanding of what she felt. jp
Comment By: PremiumBruce A. Peaslee on September 12, 2006 07:43:03 AM Report
Karen - This work, in a lot of ways, hits home.  This seems to describe someone very close to me, I know the feeling of seeing her so blue and not really knowing why.  Poignant piece.



Comment By: FreeTracy Fletcher on September 11, 2006 09:13:52 PM Report
I know when I look into your eyes I see a very loving soul and friend.
I also know that when you are ready to share your feelings with someone you do.
I will wait as long as it takes for you to open up. I love Ya Sis.
Love Ya..................Tracy


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