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Idle Eyes Have the Driest Cries

Updated on March 19, 2013

I'm still on the fence with this poem. I don't really know how I feel about it, so I thought I'd post it to see what everyone else thought.

Idle Eyes Have the Driest Cries

By: Marvin James

Obviously I’ve done something

Something to hurt you,

Something to make you hate me

Does this not hurt you,

Or is this to hurt me

Funny, verbal abuse

Because I’m homosexual or jew

Or am I a negro to you

Either way its true

You hate me don’t you

If we approach on a street

You’d cross it won’t you

Walk faster as if I’d hunt you

But I’ve done nothing to you

You must hate me don’t you

You idly stand while they beat and abuse

Look in my eyes with your innocent lies

Like your better than them

Its not your business, so you leave it to them

You do not know me so you assume that we're friends

So you feel nothing

That must be the cause

You shed not a tear

It does not hurt you at all?

You’re as bad as the bullies

To stand there and watch

Your heart must be frost

Bitter and lost

To change the cruel world

We must fight every war

But until they shed tears

There will be no need for battle

You must feel nothing at all

You’re numb to the world

So you don’t hate me

At first like I thought

It must be your self

That you fight in the dark


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      Kayla Hancock 4 years ago from Chicago

      I like it =] Too many people shrug off bullying and wait until things spin out of control to do anything about it. We should all pay attention more and learn not to be afraid to step in and protect each other from the negativity in this world! Every one needs a little help sometimes-it can be life changing.