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When I Look At You

I see the ocean clearly, as I do everyday. There is no doubt of what I see. I would think I saw you in the same way. But that is not the case it seems to be. Did I miss something when I looked at you? Over the years did something change? Was there something hidden from view? Was I unaware of something strange? Sadly, I now see what has always been there. The person that I did not recognize before. I see you, through a wide eyed stare. I won't lose sight of the real you anymore. I know that you dismiss what I do or say. As if it was just a waste of time. If I disagree I know I will have to pay. Any fault would always be mine. I have always been there for you. Whenever you have needed me to be. Time and time again, you know it's true. Was the only time that you reached out to me. But when I for the first time, needed you, you were nowhere to be found. You did not do, what you didn't want to do. I faced it alone, you were never around. I no longer expect anything from you. Any request would fall on deaf ears. There is nothing that I would want you to do. I will remain alone with my fears.

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Date: 9/15/2020 1:10:00 PM
I can feel this too. There are situations that hurt deeply and very difficult to process. Well expressed again Sandy :)
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Sandra Weiss
Date: 9/20/2020 9:29:00 AM
Thank you Heidi. Glad that my expression of feeling was also noted by you.
Date: 9/14/2020 8:45:00 PM
Been there and done that. It begs the question, was it really love? It's not so much the love as the rejection of your love. That's the killer. It's a bitter pill to swallow, thinking your love isn't good enough. It shakes one's self confidence. Deep write Sandra. I felt this one.
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Date: 9/20/2020 9:27:00 AM
Thank you Daniel. When I write a poem that I truly feel, and the reader feels it too, it brings a sense of gratification. It did what I hoped it would do.