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This is about apathy in our society. I saw a distressed girl, as we all have perhaps, and I did nothing . . .

I Saw You Crying

I saw you sitting on a bench outside
you were crying
I wanted to reach out to you and hug you
but I knew you wouldn't let me
I wished you could have told me what was wrong
I wished that I had the courage to ask
I wished I could have done something
but
I didn't
I was afraid of your reaction to me
so
I walked on
past you
because you were a stranger
I didn't even know you
and I didn't even try to
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4 Visitor Comments

sommer
I like it and it made me think of mysefe because i cry a lot and i don't like it but i do it anyway
Lisa
I love this poem, action vs. inaction, it is so hard to see someone in agony and not help them, but it can be harder to reach out and help them.
Melissa
That's beautiful.
Josie
I loved this poem in it's simplicity.very direct and beautiful

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