poet Elizabeth Tyease Collins

Elizabeth Tyease Collins

! ! ! Talking From The Inside! ! !

It was my heart that tore through love and death
to be right by your side,
it was my fists that knocked out ever loser and creep
that ever caused you pain,
it was my actions that I thought kept you safe here
in my arms,
safe here with no harm,
safe with no distractions.

It was my voice that spoke through the darkness that let
the people know that you're the best person you can be,
to let them know that you're not a perfect human being,
to let them see that your eyes are heavy with guilt but could
be filled with tears, and they listened with echos,
I made sure of it.

It was my eyes that teared up when I saw the way you looked
at me through the reflection,
like I was a sight that you never wanted to see,
you spoke with such intensity that I never knew how to breathe.
You took scissors from off the bathroom sink and cut off all of our hair,
left almost bald with eyeliner streaming down your face,
with death engraved inside your heart that I kept safe,
the reflection you busted with the scissors in your hands,
dripping down so fast like quicksand,
I yell in our head to do it again,
to watch the reflection break apart,
but you stared wild-eyed and
I slowly realized,
that the person on the inside wasn't the real you.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Poem Edited: Thursday, September 24, 2009

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  • Sujith (2/18/2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Can someone elaborate or do the summary of this for me. Thanks

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  • Allan O (12/9/2009 11:20:00 AM)

    From the inside out...i think that you did great on this writing..all the feeling and emotion...looking from the outside...but lost to the inner sight of the other...awsome.....thanks.. ~^..^

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  • Matt Reyes (10/5/2009 11:53:00 AM)

    This is a really good poem. it speaks to me

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  • *_sakura ~daisy_* (9/24/2009 2:57:00 PM)

    very intense...nice poem

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  • Christopher Lee (9/14/2009 7:34:00 PM)

    Insightful poem

    Youngsters really do well

    I remember one verse written in Tamil Language, Thirukkural (421)

    Wisdom is a weapon to ward off destruction, it is an inner fortess which enemies can not destroy

    Well written dear child…keep focussing

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  • Frank Lambert (9/1/2009 1:52:00 PM)

    Hi etc,

    You've penned a very clever verse here that moves from stanza to stanza with the right amount of disclosure on each line. I really like the way you shift from (you, me, us your) at just the right times. Nice write.

    Cheers, Frank

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  • Crystle Jones (7/19/2009 6:35:00 PM)

    from the heart. very nice. great work! ! !

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  • James MclainJames Mclain (4/27/2009 5:07:00 PM)

    a science of astonishment when you realize you would have done any thing but face the lie of the other..yet you did...iip

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  • Jack Price (4/26/2009 4:02:00 PM)

    Great poem, so full of emotions. Thank you for sharing it with me and continued success with your writing!

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  • ~ Jon London ~ (4/22/2009 4:15:00 AM)

    Outstanding emotion in every line, i like your style. It bubbles with talent. A Well expressed 10+

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  • Nic Leisure (4/21/2009 8:31:00 PM)

    great poem i'll say its a two thums up, it had a nice flow...to it keep up the good work

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  • James Nall (4/21/2009 7:58:00 PM)

    Absolutely astounding write! so much pain, so young! hopefully the warrior princess inside you has calmed, if only a little. Great write, worth every bit of the lousy 10 that I'm able to give. thanx

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  • Try and UnDeRStANd mE ....i promise im normal (4/21/2009 7:37:00 PM)

    Wow ur so unique...i was confused at first but in the end it ties together! ! 10+++
    DLG

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  • djean Whitney (4/21/2009 5:48:00 PM)

    No matter how things apear on the out side ther never the same in side. People only see what there looking at they never thing of how agly you feel in side. I have felt lost and is so deep I was going to dround but I have found theres more ti this life then what I fight. like this -Great right!

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  • (: God's Wild Child :) (4/21/2009 5:45:00 PM)

    wow... i love it! very good job Tyease. =) keep it up please. =)

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