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behind my eyes

Why do I bother being truthful

When everyone I meet seems so hateful

They wonder why I don’t talk about my former life

If they want to see the pain i've known

Just look into my eyes

You will see the millions of tears i’ve cried

And you wonder why I hide

Behind these dark and lonely eyes.

I’m alone because it’s the only time I feel safe

I still run and hide in that special place

I feel like a child

Afraid of the dark

I don’t want sympathy

And I don’t need any more sorrow

When I go out i am tall and proud

I stand out in the crowd

Then they see these lonely dark eyes

And they think to them selves

Why a young man cries.

At this time, life is good as I crack a smile

It’s a cover for this lonely man inside

I’ve been that low I often wish I had died

When I went away to fight for my pride

I’m still fighting

A personal fight battling with nightmares every night

I want to tell people how I really feel inside

But will they break down and cry

We all feel sorrow we all know pain

But why is mine, here to stay

I have fought off illness

But still I hurt inside

I’ve got my life organised

Please what ever you do

Don’t ask me what goes on behind these dark and lonely eyes

Because I will only smile and tell you lies

You wont believe the secrets hidden behind these lonely eyes

Copyright © gareth stockwood

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  1. Date: 10/17/2009 2:34:00 PM
    Sorry for the painful emotions that you have bottled up inside. Keep writing and let the emotions flow and soon you will be surprised at how much better you feel. Sara

  1. Date: 6/4/2009 5:21:00 PM
    Emotional write. Great foe a re-read. God Bless (we're still allowed to say that). Thanks for your comment on my blog. Vince

  1. Date: 3/13/2009 12:16:00 AM
    I can totally relate as I imagine most can..Congratulations on having this lovely piece being featured this week. GB Tyesha

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 2:47:00 PM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Gareth. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 9:56:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured write "Behind My Eyes." Vince

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 5:21:00 PM
    Whatever lies there, Gareth there are others who have experienced similar things ... hope you find a great, loving support group like PoetrySoup where you can write it all out and feel supported or somewhere to talk it all out so you can know you are not alone .. smile ... congratulations on this thought-provoking write being selected to be a feature this week!

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 12:08:00 PM
    Gareth - Congratulations on your poem being featured this week! Very well deserved. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 6:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/8/2009 5:55:00 PM
    Gareth I can certainly relate - Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 3/8/2009 5:40:00 PM
    We all go through sad times so most will relate to this poem. Congratulations on being featured this week. Best wishes with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 3/5/2009 4:21:00 PM
    The eyes tell all and they are hard to quiet. Full of much sorrow.