Nicole Rawls

Rookie (December 2,1992 / South Carolina)

If I Knew Someone Cared


If I knew someone cared.
If I knew someone loved.
I would be able to
Handle without
Messing up.

If I was pretty.
If I was kind.
I would no longer be
The girl
People want to leave
Behind.

If they didn’t expect
So much out
Of me.
If only the would
Like me for who
I am.
I don’t think
I would no
Longer give a damn.

I care about
Your thought,
I care how you feel.

Why can’t
I allow my
Pain to heal?

Submitted: Monday, December 15, 2008
Edited: Friday, October 07, 2011

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  • Gold Star - 22,355 Points Akhtar Jawad (10/25/2014 10:19:00 PM)

    I care about
    Your thought,
    I care how you feel.
    Why can’t
    I allow my
    Pain to heal?
    A picture of selfless true love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 379 Points Lenny Camacho (10/25/2014 7:40:00 PM)

    allow it Nicole... let it heal by writing more precious words that stick together in poetry (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (10/25/2014 7:55:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem with fantastic lines......

    Why can’t
    I allow my
    Pain to heal?

    That's the beautiful thoughts you have expressed well. If we can allow pain to heal by ourselves then this shows one is courageous enough to handle all pains.

    I loved the way you presented. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Congrats for this poem being the poem of the day! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 773 Points Leslie Philibert (10/25/2014 5:45:00 AM)

    Like this. I would though put thought in the plural, and the main verb in the second verse in the conjunctive, were
    pretty, were kind. A good poem! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 10,227 Points Kim Barney (10/25/2014 10:32:00 AM)

    You mean subjunctive, not conjunctive, but you are right otherwise. She should also add a y to the on the one line so that it says 'if only THEY would like me. A great poem in any case. Congratulations on being selected as poem of the day!

  • Bronze Star - 6,397 Points Lyn Paul (10/25/2014 2:11:00 AM)

    Great Poem of the day Nicole and by these words I can tell that you have a huge heart. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,500 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/25/2014 12:28:00 AM)

    Why can’t
    I allow my
    Pain to heal? one who care about other can't allow his own wound to heal'' He knows the enjoyment of pain nice one (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 866 Points Liliana ~el (10/25/2013 4:01:00 PM)

    Deep wounds; pressure (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 224 Points Tristan Love-day (10/25/2013 1:28:00 PM)

    : O *rates* wow, luv it *.* (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 855 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (10/25/2013 6:23:00 AM)

    nice poem, Nicole...you must first learn to love yourself for what you are...take pride in what you are and the whole world will love you... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Akanksha Bhatt (10/25/2012 10:43:00 AM)

    really its very touching...! i liked it very much..! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Mark Dillon (10/25/2012 8:43:00 AM)

    Great write with great feeling, you have friends who care for you, reach out. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points blank blank (10/25/2012 4:34:00 AM)

    i know that someone cares
    and thats why
    i will continue suffering
    with courage (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points blank blank (10/25/2012 4:33:00 AM)

    i know that someone cares
    and thats why
    i will continue suffering
    with courage (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 83 Points Enebeli Ifeanyi (10/25/2012 1:48:00 AM)

    if i knew someone cared
    i wud walk tru d night
    not afraid of the dark (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Clarissa Tobey (1/29/2010 10:41:00 PM)

    I care Nicole I also miss you oh so much and the life we had... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dakotah French (7/7/2009 8:23:00 AM)

    I care about you and always will because ur amazing in ur own way and i love it and im actully im looking at you in class rite now and ur sooo cue ooking at that civics book (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Muriel Emerson (5/27/2009 10:30:00 AM)

    i love you and care with all my heart i miss you like crazy and i too haven't been doing too hot.........write to me asap and tell kassie too i love you both please dont do anything stupid i can't lose another friend (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Allen Steble (12/15/2008 8:17:00 AM)

    deep down we all want to feel wanted and needed, as someone once said to me a heart in pain is a heart that will love again, take care, nice poem :) (Report) Reply

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