I opened my eyes

I opened my eyes

A Poem by Hannah Jocks
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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!

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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 6 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 6 Years Ago



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Hannah Jocks
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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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