Can't You See Me?
by Keighley Louise Perkins
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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An empty street, discarded silence,
A lonely silhouette back dropped by the town
My heart calls out for company
Yet no one seems to hear a sound.
The same old record replays each day
I live and cease to exist at the same time,
Faded into an abyss of lost dreams
That still grasp on tightly to my mind.
Can't you see me?
A breath of life touches all but me,
Shrouded by the crowd's black shadow,
Wallowing in their ignorance
But they'll never even know.
I try to reach out and touch them
But you can't feel what isn't there
They've got a bottomless pit of money
Yet they still haven't got enough to share.
Don't you see me?
The night sky provides a blanket,
A far off church bell toils my death,
Hunger pains to kill the world
Heaven or Hell? I don't know this yet.
I was discarded in this world
What's saying I'll be accepted in the next one?
I was born a reject, died one too
I doubt if my justice will ever be done.
You never saw me.
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|Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader)
|Such a sad write. Wrote one of a similar vein to this about two years ago.....strangely enough mine was inspired by a song from the musical 'Cats'. Interested to know where your inspiration came from|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|So sad, Keighley! I can see you perfectly, but your emotions shine strongly in this harrowing, pain-filled write! I wish you nothing but happiness ahead for you; you deserve to be happy! You are in my prayers, girl!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :( >tears <
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
i can see you just fine--the emotion, pain and talent pours from this poem. well done
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
|Reviewed by Sue Hess
|this is so sad, but i'm sure we have all had that feeling of being invisible at one time or another. this is very well written|