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Look At Yourself

You love this man you claim, But still you flirt with others
On your hand you tattooed his name, Said I love you and
Caused so much pain

Getting drunk to feel alive,Solely but slowly your dying inside
Talk is cheap you say, Actions are what's real
The cards are on the table and it's time for you to deal

I tried to help you , All I could
And understanding, I thought you would
My trusting you would be, A great mistake indeed

Weak I know you're not, But selfish is what you are
I'm not trying to be rude, Or hurt you in any way
I just want you to get a clue and to live another day

You choose to live, Or you choose to die
It's not up to me, Not anymore
I gave you the options but the choices are yours
I'm looking at you, And all I can see
Is a frightened little girl, As fragile as can be

You ruined your life, When you began to drink
You hurt your children, Why didn't you think?
With alcohol and drugs , There's no way out
You'll always scream and shout about
You against the world, That is how you see
And all your loyal friends became enemies

You can't tell the day, You can't tell the time
All you can tell is what color of wine-
It is that you're drinking
You've lost all touch with reality...

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  1. Date: 4/22/2009 7:44:00 AM
    Tyesha, so many among us are blinded by addiction ... it is a mere plaster for conditions of pain ... many do not face squarely ... and we cannot intervene succesfully until the cry for which ... which comes from a knowing of the injury from the condition ... and those who endure struggle with a greater weight .. that of love ... human wisdom is exhausted in me to bring healing ... but I know a God who can, and I pray for all ... I love your work.

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 8:20:00 AM
    um I wouldn't go as far as Ernilando. Alcohol and drugs are among many many many things that people get addicted to. I think it's the addiction that drives the need to neglect anything that doesn't serve it, ie friends, family, job, whatever. The 'drug' istelf isn't as relevant as what it represents, for me anyway. Everyone experiences addiction in their own way. Thanks for sharing this. I hope your subject comes to the realization you have. -Yoni

  1. Date: 4/12/2009 10:01:00 AM
    Tyesha, alcoholism and drug not only ruins life but also our relationship with God. Congratulatuons on your featured poem this week. Ernilando

  1. Date: 4/12/2009 9:58:00 AM
    Tyesha, alcoholism and drug not only ruins our life but also our relationship with God. Congratulatuons on your featured poem this week. Ernilando

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 6:28:00 AM
    Alcoholism destroys lives. You have said it well in your poems. God bless. Congratulations on being featured this week. Smiles from Dane Ann.

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 11:41:00 PM
    A sad write but so well done. Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 7:58:00 PM
    Hi Tyesha - Pleasure to read this poem over - Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week, God Bless, YF4L - mj

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 6:28:00 PM
    Unless your friend finds a "bottom" to her drinking and/or has an intervention, there is little hope for her recovery. Alcoholics/addicts don't choose to be the way they are ... they are powerless over the substance they are using and have a physical and mental craving. Maybe there is a way for you to get professional help for your friend. I wish her love. Great writing, Tyesha.

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 7:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem very powerful reflection of your feelings! Laura :)

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 7:20:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry also.This piece puts you in reality and speaks with such truth you write from the heart.Love Anesha

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 1:07:00 PM
    I can really relate to this poem Tyesha, especially the alcohol, reading your poem brings it home in such a very strong way, 'You can't tell the day, you can't tell the time, All you can tell is what colour of the wine'... I have seen that and its so so so sad.. Thankyou for your absolutely beautiful comments on my poem, I was in tears reading it... Thankyou so much, love and best wishes Jo xxx

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 12:40:00 PM
    all the emotions describe what u feel during this time very good...Love Faire

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 6:24:00 AM
    very close to my heart, I recognize every emotion in this poem, please keep writing....

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 9:01:00 PM
    Wow I have been in your shoes I'll say prayers for you...Blessing's

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 8:31:00 PM
    Thanks a lot Tyesha. Thanks for reading my poems and droping few good words of support. It gives me motivation to write again. I also wants to read other peoples poems. I work as a counselor in this field (Drug and Alcahol ) . So I can understand your feelings. We need to fight against this evil.

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 7:36:00 PM
    Congratulations Me on being featured this week...LOL, Thanks All :) God Bless

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 1:05:00 PM
    Congratulations Tyesha on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 12:12:00 PM
    Congrats on being featured thie week...Raul

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 8:29:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature this week Tyesha.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 6:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your Amazing poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol