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Can You Feel My Pain?

Updated on June 20, 2012

Have you ever felt another person’s pain?

Facing the sun is blinding to the eye
But creates a shadow you refuse to see
Is this the only reality you desire
The one that includes you but forsakes me?

Have you ever thought of any life but your own?

Facing the moon is soothing to the eye
But your reflection is all you see
Is this the only reality you desire
The one that cares for you but not for me?

Have you ignored what you once believed to be right?

Facing the mirror is unsettling to the eye
But you only see what you want to see
Is this the only reality you desire
The one that lies to you but tells the truth about me?

Have you pardoned yourself as a means to atone?

Facing words of faith is troubling to the eye
But you only believe what you can see
Is this the only reality you desire
The one that casts no stones except at me?

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @rahul - Thank you sir!

      @ Deborah - Thank you again!

      @raciniwa - Thank you. Yes it is about selfishness and blindness....

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      oh, that's the trouble with one sided personality...how can she ever see?great poem Mark...

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow.. suburban Poet I love this poem. I am sharing on Facebook

      blessings

      Debbie

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Voted up!

      Beautifully painful my friend!