If You Looked

If You Looked

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen
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Sometimes we don't know or see the person we are with.

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If You Looked

If you looked beyond my face

you would see the blemishes

and blue bruises upon my skin.

If you looked beyond my hazel eyes

you would see the fractured fissures

of my heart.

If you looked beyond my willing lips

you would see the desperate dark pain

within my soul.

If you looked at me,

really looked at me

you might even see me!

 

22/08/17


© 2017 John Alexander McFadyen



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This piece I can feel all the emotions that built to these words, from hope to plea to frustration, the list goes on. I think that sometimes, we, or they, become a habit, and like most habits, not noticed as habits. Sometimes, it is the saddest feeling of all to be looked through, by once adoring eyes.

Posted 2 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

I guess we all see what we want to see in someone and often to satisfy our own needs rather than the.. read more
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SSR
Pure yearning and longing......
Words directly touching heart.....
Great piece John

Posted 2 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

Many thanks SSR.
What a longing of the soul to seek transparency with at least one other life in this world. Your words confess this desire so powerfully, to be seen, to be known, not as a shell but in a bruised, beautiful wholeness.

Posted 2 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

Indeed, I guess many of us seek this. Many thanks OOTM
Very real and very sad peek at reality - that most often we do not see the hurt in even those we call our dearest.

Posted 2 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

All too often we, including I, are caught up in our own happiness and seeing what we wish to. Many t.. read more
No words left to write after this...I see a beautiful soul, bruised, fractured but so beautiful.

Posted 2 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

You are a kind spirit Divya, many thank yous.
DIVYA

2 Months Ago

You are welcome John.

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John Alexander McFadyen
John Alexander McFadyen

Brixworth, England, United Kingdom



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