With Opened Eyes

October 15, 2009
By Heart SILVER, Arcadia, California
Heart SILVER, Arcadia, California
9 articles 0 photos 58 comments

She holds the butterfly in her hands.
She has a smile planted on her face.
She begins to touch its wings
Just to have it fly away.
Her heart sinks to the ground
Because she knows that she can never have
The one beauty she sees in her world
And that second chance.

Oh little girl,
I know they tell you “it will be alright,”
That is the truth
But it feels like a lie.

I’m not going to tell you to “believe;”
That word has been used so many times
That it has lost all meaning.
Oh little girl,
I am not going to tell you to face the sun;
I know that’s what you’ve been trying to do all along.

But as you cry,
I want you to
Stand up and
Open your eyes.

We all struggle with this life,
In this world.
And all our efforts seem so pointless
That we break our fragile hope.

Little girl, I’m not going to tell you to hope
Because that is the one other thing
That you have to do on your own.

We struggle for acceptance in this society.
Now it's all about face.
But there is so much more to life,
yet we let it slip by us day by day.

I have faith in you.

Tears streaking down,
Smile in her heart,
She has never felt so alive
When she is falling apart.

Within the world,
Under the sky,
She stands in the shadow
But she opens her eyes.

She holds the butterfly in her hands.
She has a smile planted on her face
She lets it go and watches
It fly away.


The author's comments:
This poem that I wrote a couple days ago can be seen in so many ways. I am tired of everyone saying things like "if you believe, you will succeed" or "never give up." We say these things so many times that the words lost the meaning that they once held.I wanted to tell the "little girl" the truth and not cover it up with a mask. I wanted to be the person to tell her some things that nobody had the courage to say to me.

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Heart SILVER said...
on Jan. 31 2010 at 7:06 pm
Heart SILVER, Arcadia, California
9 articles 0 photos 58 comments
You COULD, Jack!

on Jan. 4 2010 at 5:52 am
Jack_Walton SILVER, Gray, Tennessee
6 articles 1 photo 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
In a mad world, only the mad are sane. - Akira Kurosawa

I wish I could write poems like this. I love the message to it. Very sad, but the truth needs to be said.

on Dec. 17 2009 at 9:04 pm
Hello(happyface) BRONZE, St. Catharines, Other
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Very cool poem :D It has such an openness to it you can really apply your own life to it in so many aspects, I luv it :)

Heart SILVER said...
on Dec. 2 2009 at 6:58 pm
Heart SILVER, Arcadia, California
9 articles 0 photos 58 comments
Really?! Thanks Freddi.

on Dec. 2 2009 at 3:54 pm
Fredwardness SILVER, Romeo, Michigan
8 articles 6 photos 212 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The stars are blazing like rebel diamonds cut out of the sun" -The Killers (Read My Mind)

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." -George Harrison

new favorite!

-Kal- GOLD said...
on Nov. 20 2009 at 9:59 pm
-Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
14 articles 0 photos 244 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and recieves the impossible"
-Anonymous

hey. i decided to read your work cause you were so nice to me earlier so yeah. this is so good. i loved how you wrote it in such a manner that it can apply to many different things :) great job!

Heart SILVER said...
on Nov. 9 2009 at 11:38 pm
Heart SILVER, Arcadia, California
9 articles 0 photos 58 comments
That's good. Thanks.

on Nov. 8 2009 at 10:05 pm
CaseyLeigh PLATINUM, Moraga, California
31 articles 6 photos 137 comments

Favorite Quote:
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to.

I love the meaning behind this poem. :]

Heart SILVER said...
on Oct. 29 2009 at 11:43 pm
Heart SILVER, Arcadia, California
9 articles 0 photos 58 comments
GRACIAS! Aw, thanks. You made my day. Thanks for commenting and reading my work. Yay, more just got posted! But I am not expecting you to read them; I just am already honored that you read this one and commented. Thank you again! Oh and I will always remember you being the first person to comment on any of my poems. :)

on Oct. 25 2009 at 4:00 pm
writerscramp PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
33 articles 0 photos 130 comments

Favorite Quote:
Anyone who says winning isn't everything,
Has won nothing.
``Mia Hamm

ME GUSTA MUCHA! i like it alot! I love it! i promised to read your work, and here i am. i posted a reply to your forum thingy,

and i can totally see you having work published in the mag! keep up the good work!


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