Who Are You ¿

Who Are You ¿

 

 

What can you see of you

When everyone around you

Only sees the worst of you

 

When they are addicted to the weakness

Which plays to their ego

 

What truth of you

Is shown you

 

In the guise of love

They drown you

 

Does their habitual then become you

Does it fit

All that you see is the useless me

The troublesome

And to much trouble to be

You

 

What else can you see of you

When everyone around you

Only sees the worst of you

 

They convince you of your ineptitude

A platitude which describes

You

And never looks further into

The you

They have created

The you

They take for granted

 

They are too comfortable

With heir impressions

Way too sure of their impressions

And so self serving in their conclusions

Lets them use you

And easily

Abuse you

Without a thought or moment of conscience

 

And the great big wheel

Rolls

To its own great big circle

You listen

You accept

And in the end

Become what they said

Was true of you

And they have the affront to call this

Love

 

Who’s next in their game of self-embellishment

 

 

……………………………………………………………………………….. but

 

 

Perhaps

 

You would like to see things from a different point of view

See all the love

And all the beauty

I see in you

 

Perhaps

 

You would like to see your strength

Your courage

 

Maybe

 

You would like to see yourself worthy

 

Eminently you are

 

Perhaps

 

You would care to see

How I have seen your struggle

With a tender heart

And gentle hands

 

That others would curl to fists

In the face of their demands

 

Maybe

 

All you see of you

Is what they want you to

 

Maybe

 

You are far more

So much more

I am sure

That like a wild stallion

They seek to restrain

For the fear of discovering that they

Are less

And you

 

You are so much more

 

Perhaps

Someday

 

You will see the lies

For what they are

 

Perhaps

Someday

 

You will look at yourself

And see through my eyes

All the love

You really are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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