colleen martin

Open Your Eyes - Poem by colleen martin

Open your eyes and you will see
That everything’s not okay
Troops are at war
Killing thousands
Open your eyes and you will see
That they are fighting over material things
Open your eyes and you will see
Millions of crimes,
Children being abused,
Young girls raped,
Teens doing drugs,
Teens messing up left and right,
Teenage moms,
People committing suicide,
Drunk drivers killing innocent families
Because they were stupid enough to get into the car drunk
This is all we hear about.
Open your eyes a little wider and you will see
All the good things that happen too
That not all teens are bad
In fact most of us are good
Not everyone’s going to kill,
Not every teen girl is going to get pregnant,
Not all teens are going to party there life away,
Not everyone’s dumb enough to drink and drive,
Not all teens are going to waste their lives on drugs
Not everyone’s going to shoot someone or themselves.
I don’t know about you but I’m tired of
Hearing about all the bad stuff
Why can’t we hear about the good stuff,
The life that most people live.
Open your eyes and you will see
Not one good thing these days gets credited
So do us all a favor and
Turn off that TV,
Put down that news paper
And be one of those people that you don’t hear about
And increase the peace.

Comments about Open Your Eyes by colleen martin

  • (6/16/2007 11:32:00 AM)

    omg colleen i love that one its the best the other ones are good though love you much (Report) Reply

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  • (6/12/2007 5:34:00 PM)

    so beautifully said an eye opener..thanks for sharing.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 10, 2011

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