Jan 09 2013

I stare back at a man.

Published by at 7:01 am under emo Poems,Uncategorized

I stare back at a man.
I woke up while I stared in the mirror,
At a face that I liked to see,
I then broke down into sudden terror,
At the soul staring back at me.

I wiped off my smirk,
I put away my face,
As I washed my hands,
My heart started to race,

I’ve forgot who I am—
How could’ve I done this?
How could’ve I let my self become this?
How could’ve I learned to love only myself?
I stare back at a man who loves no one else.

I hung up my towl in self reflection,
Of a heart that was void and free,
Looked back at the man of misdirection,
A man that is no longer me,

I then bowed my head,
Turned and shut off the light,
Looked back to the man,
I was still shining bright,

I know who I am—
I know why I’ve done this.
I know why I’ve let my self become this.
I know why I’ve learned to love only myself.
I stare back at a man hurt by everyone else.

I stare back at a man filled with dirt,
I stare back at a man who no longer hurts,
I stare back at a man? I stare back at a man.
I stare back at a man a man.

-Dennis Mayer

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2 Responses to “I stare back at a man.”

  1. pixieon 09 Jan 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Your writing style (especially in this particular poem) I find to be quite unique.
    It’s very easy to relate to, whether the reader has experienced it before or not.
    You place the reader in your mind and let them feel as you feel, see as you see, and it brings with it a total sense of connection with the poem and the situation being described.
    I like the repetition used, as well as the title.
    Very well written.
    I quite enjoy reading your work ^_^

  2. Dennison 09 Jan 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you Pixie for your kind words. It means a lot coming from someone of your talent. =)

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