Jessica Dehn

Rookie - 188 Points (May 8,1986)

See - Poem by Jessica Dehn

Look around.
Do you see that place there?
What do you feel when you see it?
Is it just a plain old place,
nothing special to see?

Look again,
Look without your jaded eyes.
See that place!
That boring old place,
is so much more!

A place of love,
A place of lost hope,
A place of joy,
A place of sorrow,
A place with meaning!

When you look around
do you truely see?
Do you see what was
once there, what is to
come?

That tree over there
once glanced at and ignored.
That tree there has watched.
It has seen the world.
It has seen you!
It does not see the mask we
wear.
No, it sees the all the
hidden things.

How rare a thing to see.
Not just to look, but see.
Our eyes do not lie, but we
tell ourself that is not
what we see and change our
view of the world.

How many times have we
passed right by blinding
ourselfs to the truth
around us, lying with
our eyes that can no
longer see.

So for now I will sit
under this tree, hoping
to see the truth that
it sees! To uncover my
eyes and remove the film
that covers them.
I will look and see!

Topic(s) of this poem: truth


Comments about See by Jessica Dehn

  • Marcondes Pereira Marcondes Pereira (6/27/2016 3:27:00 PM)


    With our repetitive life, We unlearnt to see from differente angles the world around us. And it is very important to our quality of life, cause the world always changes together with us. (Report) Reply

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  • Jessica Dehn Jessica Dehn (3/13/2014 11:25:00 PM)


    Thank you both! I'm glad you enjoyed it. It never fails to amaze me how blind we as people can be to the power and wonder of a simple place or go with out see a person and the wonder each holds. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan Khairul Ahsan (3/11/2014 8:44:00 PM)


    Sometimes we look at things but do not really see things. Your these two lines reminded me of just that:
    'How rare a thing to see.
    Not just to look, but see.' - And...the last stanza,
    'So for now I will sit
    under this tree, hoping
    to see the truth that
    it sees! To uncover my
    eyes and remove the film
    that covers them.
    I will look and see! ' - Is just beautiful.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 10, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 11, 2014


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