Am I The Only One?

As I look in the mirror
That sad glare in my eyes
The loneliness I try to hide
It couldn’t be any clearer
The things I feel inside
Holding in the pain
Feeling like glass
Cutting through my veins
The reflection of my tears
As crystal spears
The shadow of my eye lids
Overpowers every bit of my face

I’ve held this pain
Inside for long
It no longer feels wrong
Sad by the outcome
This dark cloud
Keeps my mind running wild
When will this
Look be gone?
Slowly filled with anger
Becoming my own
Damn stranger
Am I the only one?

by Melissa L Tamayo

Comments (8)

The Thing most people don't get is that there are two ways to look at this poem. First is describing a child being born and the second is a criticism of the industrial revolution.
The Thing most people don't get is that there are two ways to look at this poem. First is describing a child being born and the second is a criticism of the industrial revolution and child labor.
Oh little babe, how did you know you were leaping into a dangerous world while you were still striving to come out? May be this eminent poet could imagine and read your mind....so he wrote this poem.....excellent
Lovely poem by William Blake...As always.
Very high imaginations about the thoughts of child.
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