Crystal Johnson

Rookie (8-17-91 / Maury County, Tennessee)

Blinded - Poem by Crystal Johnson

I'm not the girl you think I am
You're blinded by my smile
I have so much to tell you
Sit down, this will take a while

You live in your own world these days
You seem to shut me out
You dont see me standing infront of you
You don't hear me when I shout

You pretend this life is perfect
You dont want to see the truth
You think we're a happy family
And you say that I am proof

But things aren't what they seem to be
Oh, if you only knew
The things that go on when you're not around
The things I secretly do

I don't do drugs or alcohol
I dont load up on dope
I don't smoke pot with all my friends
I dont fill myself with coke

Instead I call and scream for you
But yet, you never hear
Why can't you see my hurting
To me it's perfectly clear

For once would you just listen
Just once would you please care
I just need you to love me
Just once you need to be there

I'm tired of trying to hide it
I need you to open your eyes
You're way to proud to see it
So listen and swallow your pride

I can't be the child you want me to be
And I dont think I ever will
You need to accept the girl I've become
You need to love me still

So look beyond your make-believe life
And past all your fairytale dreams
Unblind yourself with reality
And you just might see the real me

Comments about Blinded by Crystal Johnson

  • (2/11/2006 3:22:00 PM)

    I saw one line in this that struck me like a bolt of lightning! Unblind yourself with reality! I can't help but wonder, how many of us live in 'the way we want things to be' and need to be unblinded with reality? What a beautiful thought. Scarlett (Report) Reply

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  • (11/26/2005 2:03:00 PM)

    Very good it this to your father or just a guy? I liked it either way (ha told ya I'd read your stuff!)
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  • Theorem Thetruthserum (11/18/2005 7:03:00 PM)

    Great stuff...I can tell that you and your aunt are both write well. Keep it up I se much promise in you. (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2005 6:45:00 PM)

    Hi Crystal,

    I have to agree with Jerry and Ernestine. Fantastic stuff. Few teenagers are capable of putting their angst this well. this shows real promise. And this is the first one I've read.

    Many regards,

    Denis Joe

    PS. I am not taking orders from Mary, if I thought you were no good, I wouldn't have written anything, believe you me.
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  • (11/18/2005 5:45:00 PM)

    Crystal, hello, and welcome to this site. The little I've read so far confirms what Mary said. You're a damn fine writer. Warmly, Jerry (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (11/18/2005 1:21:00 PM)

    Now that was a lovely read, Crystal, it flowed beautifully and I felt every verse. Love Ernestine (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2005 11:25:00 AM)

    Wow..........I am so suprised that you write....and that you write so beautifully Crystal! I am so happy you've joined this site! Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2005 11:22:00 AM)

    Crystal, you also must try to accept yourself and embrace yourself as someone special. (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2005 11:21:00 AM)

    Very intense.....I'm sure they want the best but you should always be who YOU are regardless. Good Write! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 18, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, November 18, 2005

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