Can’t you see that I am here?
Waiting for your acknowledgement of me,
Do I not exist in this vast darkness?
Or is it my solitude that eludes you?
Can’t you feel my loneliness, even when I stand near you?
Open your eyes and see me.
See me for who I am, don’t just touch my hand.
Reach out and touch my spirit,
I am longing for your approval.
For once, can’t you see that I am here?
Listen with your heart and not just your ears.
I have waited and waited, and yet you pass me by.
Why, can’t you just see?
Virginia N Fred
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