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who do i see

When I look into these eyes
I find things no one else ever catches a glimpse at

I see this fear of judgment 
that makes her cower at confrontation

I see this hopelessness for the future 
that make her choices her burden alone

I see this desperate need for companionship to make her strong 
in the savage world of humans

I see this courage 
caged in her thoughts of inferiority

I see these thoughts of abandonment 
that make her cling to anything

I see this devotion to her beliefs 
that makes her fear death

And I hate that the person I always see is me.

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  1. Date: 5/13/2015 7:49:00 PM
    "I see these thoughts of abandonment that make her cling to anything" wow i cant begin to explain how this poem and that very line gets to me. I know that feeling i Live through it every day so i understand. this poem is amazing i can see my self rapped in it. It sounds like its personal to you as well and i hope you know you are never alone the world is a big place full of many people who love you and will love you. Truly amazing poem thanks for sharing message me anytime im always here