Chelsea Crisman

Rookie - 0 Points (1994 / Oklahoma)

If Only You Knew - Poem by Chelsea Crisman

You, you bring tears to my eyes.
Why can't you see what you've been missing all this time?
You, you wound my heart so.
Turning away from beauty as though
It warrants no notice from
Me, you, or anyone.

You, you say nothing but lies.
What is it your heart is trying to hide?
Is it blindness or a sin?
Was it the rejection of a certain him?
You, you live by lines and limits-
Missing the truth as if you cannot see it.

You, you break my heart.
Stopping yourself before you could start.
Is closing your eyes enough?
Or are you keeping this front to seem tough?
Just open your eyes!
You don't know until you try.

You, you break my heart.
You, who quit before your start.
You, you never thought.
You, who is worse than a bird caught.
You, you can't even guess.
You, who deserves beauty nonetheless.

Do you know why I cry?
I cry so that you might open your eyes.

© Chelsea Ann Crisman

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 22, 2011

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