Ruth Lennox

Finally I Open My Eyes - Poem by Ruth Lennox

I've got nothing to live for
Nothing anymore
So why can't I just pull the knife across?
Take to the Heaven's; soar

My heart says, 'Go on, do it! '
My head cries, 'No don't! STOP! '
I don't know which to follow
So instead I just drop

The knife to the floor
And collapse onto the ground
I finally open my eyes
And take a good look round

At all the people who love me
Standing in a row
Smiling- but silently praying
Because they all know

That I am closer than I seem
To reaching my rock bottom
And that my heart is withering
And soon it will be rotten

But I look at them and know
That they'll do what they can to help me
And I can't believe I didn't know
Or that I thought they didn't see

But I know now I've got my family
And all of my good friends
I thought what I did would be the start
But now I know it just ends

Everything about my life
The truth- and the lies
But even so I'm glad
I finally opened my eyes

Because now I can see the beautful
Hand in hand with the bad
And I can listen to my favourite songs
Without feeling sad

I'm glad I found the strength
I'm glad they pulled me back
I'm glad I realised
That in nothing do I lack

And I'm very glad that they
Helped me realise
That everything would be better
If I finally opened my eyes.

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  • (4/8/2006 4:07:00 PM)

    Sight seen through the love of family. Wonderful

    Patricia Gale
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 8, 2006

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