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This poem I wrote January 11, 1999, and I wrote this for any one who has ever said "I understand" because in fact they don't. They can't. I don't look at the world, I look in the world.

Through My Eyes

Like tyrants assembled with tears
Trembling like a tomb
And singing like a statue
I am as empty as the ocean.
My blind eyes scream in silence
So this eternal echo will be known.
Given to the foils of time,
And shattered like plate glass-
You freeze within the fire.
Darkness now lives at daylight,
And shadows turn to the ghosts.
With all that shined is hollow
You imagine unconsciously.
And pretending to sleep you realize,
Nothing is what it seems.
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40 Visitor Comments

The poem is very good. I'm not going to sit here and say I understand, but in a few aspects I do. And this sucks, so form my view. You had to have dealed with alot, and I'm giving you the credit of writing such a unique and beautiful poem in place fo how you feel!
great poem. i hope it goes well
This is one of the best poems i've read today. i understand how you feel. and it sucks but the days will get better
i liked it. and just for fun i'll say this. i understand. lol. NOT. i wish
i think this is a fantastic poem. it's sad but it's soo true. the world around us is different in the eyes of depression. if you have any more poems send them to me.
no one can walk in your footsteps or see what you see. no one can change you or heal your broken fall. unless you let them to understand it all. darkness creeps and crawls like shadows to scare us all.
I enjoyed ur poem, and felt the words. I hope to read more.
you wrote this poem beautifuly and it realy shows how alot of us feel
ey gud poem. n im sry u felt or feel dis way. n i hope u feel better
You said at the very beginning,about the thing telling a little about the poem,that this was for people who said that they understand. People do understand,because everyone goes through a time of depression whether they are willing to admit it or not. Ive gone through it,so whether you like it or not,your not alone,people do understood. Though i actually thought your poem was really good.
that is soo pretty peace, kelly
Amazing poem i must say, it tells so much, can't even describe :D
kiberly this is a very good poem id like to see some more of you stuff again
This poem is indeed from a deep passion from within. Well done I shall place a copy on my desk. Simply thankyou.
I really like this poem many say they understand but do they really? Anyways great poem!
It was crazy how it was so ironic and i liked it because it was different than the usual.
This is an amazing poem. If you have anymore to share send them to me. Keep writing!
I liked this poem, great job!
i kno what it like to have people tell u they understand but the truth it they never will not if they been in the shoes and even then u still fill alone in a world of darkness and every one is like a shadow
Great poem spoke the truth about the feelings of depresson. And yes no one really understands
i know how you feel wonderful job some people complain but you just say what needs to be heard
I really liked ur poem, i liked how u connected it with other things, it was really really good!
The truth in it's rawest form. Brilliance.
its so sad to know that this happens to everyone, but it brings u back to reality and helps you to think of other people we all have emoitions so real but we constantly try to ignore them
amazing i can really relate 2 the poem and what u sed above it
This poem has passion and real feelings that are felt through people all the time. Its words have struck me. Very well written. Nice job.
It was really deep,i liked it alot
Your right no one ever knows the pain of another only you know the pain you feel
I liked the poem very much, not just because it was made on my birthday, but becuase its words are unique and understanding! thanks for writing it!
I love this poem! very good
Nobody ever really knows the true pains of another's heart until they express their feelings through words and actions and still they have only have seen the outer skin of the pain. The way she has expressed her pain almost makes you feel as if it is your own. True work of an artist.
I really like this poem. It has heart in it.
.rippingly beautiful.
couldnt say it beter my self
The poem very beautifully speaks of the emotions that run wild in a heart smothered by sorrows. Everything looks empty and pallid.
I loved this poem, and I really liked what you said at the top, about people always saying they understand, and how u look in the world and not at it, you are of this world and not a part of it when you are sad,
This is a strong poem, at its best where it doesn't try to be too grandiose.
as i read i saw myself, my friends look upon me and see happiness in my eyes but behind lay a deep sadness.
it was a very sad poem but i really enjoyed it i have read a lot of poems before but this was powerfull

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