Friday, November 23, 2007

I Was There

I was there through it all,

I saw you rise and I watched you fall.

I was there at your best,

When you were the center of the rest.

I thought how wonderful it is

For you to have a life like this.

But I watched it all pass,

Too quick and way too fast.

I watched you grow beyond your years

And slowly develop fear after fear.

I watched your dreams being seized

And others forced upon you despite the pleas.

I saw your world being thrown in an abyss

While every face you knew was dismissed.

I saw you care when no one else did,

And the scar in there, you so well hid.

I watched you achieve with no acknowledgement,

Like the things you acquired were of no significance.

I saw you watch them plan their lives

While you were on hold, put to the side.

I watched you keep your thoughts to yourself

Just so they won't bruise anyone else.

I saw you perfect this act of pretend

That everything was fine, no need to amend.

I watched you cry yourself to sleep

I felt you pain it was too deep.

I heard your blatant silent scream

And watched everyone refuse to hear.

I watched you live lifelessly

Breathing to survive tiresomely.

I saw you smile but I felt your ache

I watched you laugh, but saw your heart break.

I was there through it all

Beginning, end, rise and fall.

It's unfortunate that I have to say,

Hoping hopelessly for better days,

That this knowledge of your history

Frightens the feature out of me.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

you made my heart ache ya maram!i'm not sure who you meant by this,but i'm sure every single person can easily relate to these words.it's a world full of selfishness & full of people who refuse to listen except to their own voice & refuse to feel except their own pain..but this very same world still has people like YOU!ommy

أبو نضال said...

well whoever this person is, i hope that things would get better for him, and i completely agree with "ommy" :)

may ALLAH bless YOU

ArwAfra said...

maram, its the first time i read ur stuff, but i have to say u hv talent girl, mash'Allah keep it up. this one ws specifically touching. maybe inshallah we'll see ur published works one day