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Poem of the Week: An Observer

A Short Letter to Those Who Watched Me Suffer

By KristinaPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
Poem of the Week: An Observer
Photo by nikko macaspac on Unsplash

You have no room

to speak on my trauma & pain

when you were only an observer, an outsider.

You watched me, but you never listened.

You questioned me, but never asked what I desperately needed to hear.

Now here you are,

plucking my stitches out one by one,

reopening deeply rooted wounds that I thought I had healed.

Now here you are,

thinking you knew everything

when you know nothing.

You saw what I wanted you to see.

You heard what I wanted you to hear,

but it seems my cry for help was not loud enough,

for all you did was watch & listen.

sad poetry

About the Creator


Hello! I'm Kristina or @quietvisualmind. I'm a published poet, writer, and self-taught artist. I also hold a BA in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing. Welcome to my mind!

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Comments (2)

  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨11 months ago

    💔 Beautiful and painful. Well written.

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