This poem was conceived after a glimpse at my reflection, and after a tumultuous few months of my life. It seemed to be somewhat of a realization when I looked at myself and saw how much I had changed because of this man. It is a poem of desperation for the better parts of the past, and it is also a poem about trying to find the strength to know myself again.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems

For Sean
I caught a
glimpse of myself
as I opened my
car door
yesterday

a face
I don't really
know
stared back at me

it looked eighty

bitter eyes
sharp lines in my
skin

a girl raped of her
innocence
I suppose

you know it's been
millions of years
since I've talked to you

I feel like you
died

let me feel the snow again
before I had to
sever you
from my side

let me hold your hand
the simplest things that
haunt me

let me pretend that
I don't really know the
truth

or better yet

let me
remember
the girl
under my skin
you
took away

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  • Sam
    I love ur poem. i know how she feels.
  • amie
    wow this poem is so simple yet means so much, its so nice in a creepy type of way lol love amie xx
  • FLORIDA
    I SAY NICE POEM
  • carly
    this is very good. my favorite part is at the end where it says, "or better yet let me remember the girl under my skin you took away. " i thought this was clever.
  • sean
    cool poem made my heart move its pretty sad .
  • Day
    This is so beautiful i know exactly how you felt when you wrote it
  • tara
    Wow! that brought a tear to my eye. it reminded me of what my ex took away from me. He made me feel like i was weak and that there was nothin to live for. Now i realize that i hate him for trying to change me!
  • vc
    good ppoems
  • Carmen
    i was going thru the poems according to my situation and suddenly i saw 'For Sean' so i took a look because my first love was sean. and i like the poem very much. thanks jenawin!
  • codie
    hey dont ever let no man bring you down and keep you head up
  • cami
    I really loved it also I feel you I wish they could feel what they do to us I'm releaved to know I'm not the only one out there you touched me!
  • memory
    great poem and keep writing
  • kayla
    I always read poems. Every time i git on the internet, i always read them but nothing like this one. I liked this one so much that i cryed becuz i felt the same cuz i had a friend that got raped and killed bye i thought a realy good friend to me but he used me to git to her and hurt her and now every day im liveing with it cuz i fill like its all my falt. sry if i talked to long but i never read such a meaningful poem like this. good job it touched me and made me cry GREAT JOB!
  • christy
    i loved this poem because it is like it relates to me in a past life or something and i dont even know why---genius
  • Saysha
    Very good and passionate great job
  • Gina
    Your verse about the simplest things, like holding his hand, expressed the thoughts haunting me right now. Keep writing. you have a talent.
  • Elizabeth
    that was wonderful and it really touched my heart i went through the same thing and god only know it hurts but keep praying and ask for help thank you elizabeth
  • d
    AWESOME
  • Reina
    too sad, but too good
  • rosanna
    This poem was amazing. I have been flipping through hundreds and I stopped at this one. It is beautifully written, and as I am a writer myself, I can see that you meant every word. Well done
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