Look at me ....Poetry
Open your eyes look at me
Tell me what you really see
Do you see the girl you vowed to cherish till the end?
Do you see your confidant, your truest friend?
Or are you distracted by the lines in my skin
Maybe it’s the fact that I am no longer slim
Can you not see past the grey in my hair?
Or is it the marks where my skin stretched, but did not tear?
Why don’t you see the strength in me?
Or the drive to always do the right thing
What about my gentle heart
Did you even notice it was falling apart?
Or are you consumed by my crazy ways
Is it the fact that I no longer have time to play?
Work, cook, clean, sleep ….these things consume me
You say that I used to be fun, I used to be free
Years of burdens have weighed me down
I wish I could say something more profound,
But I am to tired anymore to even think
Guess I will just have another drink
And wonder if you see me trying to catch your eye
Do you see the tears I refuse to cry?
Do you notice me sitting alone?
With the kids asleep, staring at the phone.
Will you even notice when I raise my head high
And finally allow myself to cry
Will you notice when I wipe away the tears one day
Pack up my things and walk away
Will you see me for who I am…will it be enough
Or will you still be stuck on the girl I was?