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I am an Observer

I am an observer who’s seen society’s true face
I wonder why few believe while many have lost their way
I hear the cries for help as they echo through the gutters
I see the harm we cause to ourselves and others
I want to wake up and realize this is just a dream
I am an observer who’s seen society’s true face

I pretend everyday while saying I’m okay
I feel pain and only pain to the point where I am numb
I’ve touched the scares left by life
I worry that they will never truly heal
I cry inside, for enough tears have been shed
I am an observer who’s seen society’s true face

I understand only that I can never understand
I speak the truth to those with open ears and endless minds
I dream of the day I can finally rest
I try and try to make it through
I hope one day to regain my ability to hope
I am an observer who’s seen society’s true face




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laurengerhard This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 7, 2013 at 1:52 pm:
In the stanza before last, you meant to say scars, not scares. Your writing is beautiful. I like your style.
 
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StarlitSunriseThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm:
This is really good. :) I loved the line "I understand only that I can never understand". You wrote this in a way that forces people to stop and think. Great job!
 
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Ariya said...
Jun. 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm:
Wow that is a really thought inducing poem. I like it.
 
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DaisyAngel said...
May 26, 2012 at 10:17 am:
I liked this poem a lot! Keep up the good work!
 
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Gypsyroses said...
May 7, 2012 at 7:08 pm:
Fantastic poem. I love the way its written and its flow. Great job!
 
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eternal_sunshine said...
Apr. 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm:
Nice job, I really related to this. It's easy to feel like you're on the outside, but I think you had really great insight into society! Well written, awesome piece.
 
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JoPepperThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 14, 2012 at 10:33 am:
Great job I completly understand what you were saying!  I agree with poet100!  Keep writing!!! 
 
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AlaskaFrostThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm:

I wholeheartedly agree with poet100. It's simple and direct, and it has such a powerful meaning. GREAT job. I especially love these lines:

"I understand only that I can never understand
I speak the truth to those with open ears and endless minds
I dream of the day I can finally rest
I try and try to make it through
I hope one day to regain my ability to hope
I am an observer who’s seen society’s true face"

^LOVE!!!

 
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poet100 said...
Apr. 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm:
Direct and spectacular. There is no overly complicated plot or wording. It is straight to the point and boy is it strong. Fantastic job. Keep it up!!
 
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softballbabe2014 said...
Apr. 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm:
Great Job! Keep it up!
 
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