John Westlake

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245. - Poem by John Westlake

You thought that I am shallow
that you could paddle easily
then you nearly drowned yourself
in my hidden depths

You thought that I am blind
that I do not notice what truly goes on
then you saw a fragment of what I can see
and instantly became jealous of my sight

You told me that I looked like I'm stupid
that I didn't know enough for you
but when you heard me speak
you were ashamed of your own meagre knowledge

You liked to think I do not feel
that my scars are just for show
then you heard my back story
and even you could see my pain

hopefully you have seen a way
that this is a lesson you'll learn to heart
next time you will think before you open your mouth
that you will try to understand before you judge

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about 245. by John Westlake

  • Kelly Kurt (9/13/2015 12:17:00 AM)


    A wonderful poem, John (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015



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