I Can't See You

April 24, 2018

You say I'm your reason,
But why is that so?
You say I'm you only,
But how do you know?

You say I'm the one
Who picks you up off the ground,
But I've never seen you
Lying around.

You say I'm infinity
Living in the stars,
But I've never dreamed
Of visiting Mars.

You say that I saw you,
But I never see.
You say I understand you,
But I'm only me.

You say you'll be mine
For a thousand years,
But we're only living
To fill bottles with tears.

You say I'm a liar,
Heart bitter and cold,
But really I'm fire.
My heart burns with gold.

You say that I'm beauty
Inside and out,
But with the years to come
I know you see doubt.

You say I'm your mercy,
Your give and your take,
But how long until
These heated bounds break?

You say I'm the fortress
That holds our love true,
But am I forever
The person you knew?

You say when I die
My blood will shed cold,
But I'll rightfully take back
My heaven's spot to hold.

You say when I'm me again
I won't think myself
And that I should put the drugs
Back on the shelf.

You say that pain
Is just a way to live,
But I think it's an expression
From all that I give.

You say I was put here
For others to grow stronger,
But I can't hold them up
Any longer.

You say you're the one
Telling this to my mind,
But really, who are you?
I can't see you. I'm blind.

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WolfWhisperer0911This 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...
today at 8:14 am
@Angeline_Ray Great job on the poem! I am almost in tears reading this poem! :(
Angeline_Ray replied...
today at 1:58 pm
Thank you so much. You don't know how much it means to me that my poem touched you so. I had no idea how my writing affected people.
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