Pay Attention By Tegan Alice Stretton Read Count : 3

Category : Poems

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You only see

What you want to see,

Letting other things pass you blindly.


You only hear 

What you want to hear,

Ignoring the rest

Without thinking.


So how can you say

You know it's not true,

When so many things

Never get through?


But what if I somehow

Made you pay attention,

Told you all of the things you never heard?


Made you stop

And listen?


If I told you of all those times

I silently cried at night,

What if I told you of all the hurt

That painfully resides inside?


Would it reach your ears?

Would you really care?

Or would you still treat me

Like I'm not even there?


And what if I made you see

Everything you've missed?

Like the scars on my arms and legs 

But by you 

Get dismissed.


What if I showed you 

My heart slowly breaking,

Would you notice it's years in the making?


All of the tears

And all of the pain,

You never noticed.

No, you never hear.


Maybe it's time

That you realizet's been going on

Right in front of your eyes.

Comments

  • Maurice  Beres

    Maurice Beres

    Great poem -great message 🦋🦋🦋🦋

    Apr 03, 2019

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