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I opened my eyes

I opened my eyes

A Poem by Hannah Jocks

Being selfish and wanting and not realizing you have it good and others are more grateful for what they have than you and they are less fortunate than you!


I opened my eyes to see terror

Families having trouble wiping there tears

I sat awake at night thinking of all the things I want and don’t have

Then my eyes were opened

My eyes were opened to the terror I do not face

I do not face starvation

I do not face abuse

My life is good, my life is great

I opened my eyes to terror

And then realized I shall pray for those

Those who are having trouble wiping their tears

My selfishness is no longer a problem

My eyes are open

Opened to witness the terror

Opened to realize my life is good, my life is great

And I shall not want nor need no more

I opened my eyes to see terror

Did I not realize their pain

How could I not see that I was selfish

They were grateful for what they had

Though they had nothing, they were grateful

And I was wanting more, more and more

Now I see

This isn’t how it should be

I am grateful

My eyes are open

Open to see the terror

© 2012 Hannah Jocks

Author's Note

Hannah Jocks
I know its not good, Its kind of a poem but more of a statment. Its a statement poem I guess. Poorly written to get the message out!

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I liked the concept of the poem a lot : ) As far as the structure it did seem a tad bit repetitive but not to much to take away from the poem. It was an amazing write with a wonderful message, shine on, you're a ray of light that's going to make this world a brighter place :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

This Poem Is Very Unique, It Displays A True Meaning, No writing is meaningless but this is much more than meaningfull. Your an inspiring writer, Well done

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on December 11, 2012
Last Updated on December 11, 2012


Hannah Jocks
Hannah Jocks


K, My name is Hannah I'm 14 and I love to write mostly stories, books, and scripts but I am working on getting better with poetry. My favorite genres are Mystery, thriller, adventure and I LOVE twi.. more..

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