I am an Observer

April 2, 2012
By Behind_a_Plastic_Smile GOLD, Roseville, California
Behind_a_Plastic_Smile GOLD, Roseville, California
17 articles 1 photo 129 comments

Favorite Quote:
"if you're not 1st you're last"


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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on Apr. 7 2013 at 1:52 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

In the stanza before last, you meant to say scars, not scares. Your writing is beautiful. I like your style.

on Apr. 7 2013 at 12:00 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

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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on Jun. 28 2012 at 2:19 pm
Ariya GOLD, Charleston, South Carolina
12 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Some men just want to watch the world burn.
-Alfred (Batman Begins)

Wow that is a really thought inducing poem. I like it.

on May. 26 2012 at 10:17 am
DaisyAngel BRONZE, Sandy Springs, Georgia
3 articles 0 photos 66 comments
I liked this poem a lot! Keep up the good work!

on May. 7 2012 at 7:08 pm
Gypsyroses SILVER, Lower Merion, Pennsylvania
7 articles 2 photos 17 comments
Fantastic poem. I love the way its written and its flow. Great job!

on Apr. 23 2012 at 4:42 pm
eternal_sunshine SILVER, Minnetonka, Minnesota
8 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
For the sad old earth must borrow it's mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.

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.

on Apr. 14 2012 at 10:33 am
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Great job I completly understand what you were saying!  I agree with poet100!  Keep writing!!! 

on Apr. 9 2012 at 4:51 pm
AlaskaFrost GOLD, Acushnet, Massachusetts
17 articles 7 photos 131 comments

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!!!


on Apr. 9 2012 at 1:45 pm
snowleopard100 PLATINUM, New York City, New York
33 articles 1 photo 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, but I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

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!!

on Apr. 5 2012 at 9:24 pm
softballbabe2014 SILVER, Wimberley, Texas
8 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Smile now, Cry later." "everything happens for a reason"

Great Job! Keep it up!


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