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Look at Me...

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azblond
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since 07-01-99
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The Steamy Desert


0 posted 07-08-99 09:40 PM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for azblond

Look at Me

Look at metell me what do you see?
A broken image of who I used to be
I used to fly high on wings all my own
I never feared sharing the things Id been shown
But now Im afraid to speak out aloud
I shy away from friends and the crowd
My voice once pure of assurance and ease
Now has grown silent in the battle to please
I could stand tall and walk with my head held high
Now my shoulders shake from the tears I cry

Look at mesee what Ive grown to be
A victim of your own insecurity
When you were low you took me with you
Not allowing me to appease your feelings of blue
It was easier to hurt someone you love
Than allow her to help you rise above
Now I wallow in shame of what Ive become
Trying to remember how I became so numb
You used to be proud of me at one time
I never knew pride could be such a crime

Look at mesee my final fall
Im feeling how hard it is to crawl
But I remember who I was once before
I remember a time of feeling I was more
Im struggling to stand on my own two feet
And you tell me I need to be more discreet
But remember that was who you said you loved
Before kisses gave way to being shoved
Discretion is not silence to who you are
Loving is not pushing someone way too far

So look at mewatch me walk away
I see how much I loose if I stay
And the battle back may be rough
But Ive finally had just enough
So look at what you made me do
I finally see your loves not true
I now will walk instead of hide
And finally dry the tears Ive cried
Stretch my wings to let them heal
Look at meI still can feel.



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Let my words fall first upon deaf ears before a closed mind...
© Copyright 1999 MiChelle Van Vleet - All Rights Reserved
thursdayschild
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Houston, Tx.


1 posted 07-08-99 11:05 PM       View Profile for thursdayschild   Email thursdayschild   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for thursdayschild

This is so intense...how we lose ourselves
in love, when it should be a time for growth.
Great heartfelt poem.
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