then

 

you keep
your burdens
in a space
where no one
can see

i feel them

you mask
them on a
face but your
eyes radiate
them

i see them

you can’t hide
the obvious
you can’t

i know them

because i am one of them

 

2013

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About chester maynes

poet, and a lover of music and books.
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17 Responses to then

  1. maggiemoo414 says:

    This is really raw. Beautifully written.

  2. nakul_regmi says:

    it reminded me of I know you by Henry Rollins 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj-B42gXcoQ

  3. Seyyid says:

    You write beautiful serene poems. Lovely.

  4. i saw what you did there. nice one bro. i like it 🙂

  5. So true. Aren’t we all the same in this. Beautiful poem.

  6. Oh, wow. I’m at a loss for words. Brilliant!

  7. thanks for all your appreciation. your comments mean so much to me! 🙂

  8. Kara says:

    Reblogged this on writing the journey and commented:
    simple, beautiful, powerful

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