David Harris

(18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Don’t Stare At Me


Don’t stare at me because
I look different from you.
Don’t be hurtful with your words
because I have feelings too.
What you see is just a mask;
underneath I am the same as you.
I didn’t ask to look like this,
an accident left me the way I look now.
Accidents can happen to anyone
and that includes you.
Stop and think you before you stare
because you could be looking at you
if fortunes were reversed.
Just smile and say “hello”,
I don’t mind that at all.
You could stop and chat
I will not bite you.
If you do you could find
a friend you never knew,
someone with a heart
that is pure and true.
All I ask is don’t stare at me
or call me names because I am a human tragedy.
Look me in the eyes and
see the real me inside
before you cast stones
at what you don’t understand.


26 October 2013

Submitted: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is dedicated to all the men women and children
who suffer from a disfigurement of some kind.

Comments about this poem (Don’t Stare At Me by David Harris )

Enter the verification code :

  • Geetha Jayakumar (11/29/2013 12:34:00 PM)

    This poem conveys a good message. People usually stare especially when they come across people who suffer from certain disfigurement. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. Julia #1, Of Muses And Other Ghosts
  2. The Last Vow, Tony Adah
  3. THE PRETTY EID (THE PRETTY DAY) يوم العيد, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  4. The roadmap of reason..., Marshall Gass
  5. Caricature, Marshall Gass
  6. 33, Marshall Gass
  7. The Jigsaw......, Marshall Gass
  8. Capitals!, Marshall Gass
  9. Grey Skies, Marshall Gass
  10. Ceremony, Marshall Gass

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]