Do you see me?
When you study the lines on my face
and sense the darkness behind my stare
Do you dare attempt to justify
the scars that I must bear?
Do you hear me?
Although my voice bellows
and enunciates as clear as day
Do you truly grasp every syllable
and comprehend the message they convey?
Do you understand me?
Do the mere words I present
as my life’s work on a page
Give you a glimpse into my soul
exposing my passion … my rage?
Do you love me?
Whether reveling in my triumphs
or entombed in my despair
Did you embrace me as your Brother
and include me in your prayers?
Do you know me?
If eyes are windows to the soul
Can you look past the hunger, the pain
And see what truly ignites my passion
And pulses through my veins?
Do you fear me?
For I escaped from the abyss
Where men drown in their despair
And the mind drags the soul
To where the body would never dare.
Copyright © Gregg Marcucci | Year Posted 2022
Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.
to post a comment