You see a junkie, I see

Low self-esteem.

  You see a problem, I see someone

Swimming against the stream.


  You see a cocaine fiend, I see

Pain and fear.

  You see an inmate, I see

A bum-steer.


  You see an alcoholic, I see


  You see a loser, I see

Future sobriety.


  You see an addict, I see

Someone's child.

  You see a disgrace, I see someone

Whose problems compiled.


  You see a prostitute, I see someone

Caught in addiction.

  You see a jail bird, I see

Their conviction.


  You see a self-centered person,

I see the disease.

  You see death,

I see someone ill at ease.


  You see a pill head,

I see someone in pain.

  You see no hope, I see

Someone caught in the rain.


  You see a lost cause, I see

A willingness to change.

  You see someone evil, I see

The exchange.


  You see denial, I see

Someone willing to try.

  You see them in hell, I see

A person reaching for the sky.


  You see a dope-fiend, I see

A new soul.

  You see a creature, I see the

Way out of the hole.


  You see a lost person,

I see their heart.

  You see the end,

I see a new start.



  • Author: Turbo1904 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 21st, 2022 04:26
  • Comment from author about the poem: It is about how you perceive people and situations. You cannot see the world through someone else's eyes.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 6
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  • tallisman

    I see a poem, you see it too, I see a poet, that poet is you! And a really good one too!

    • turbo1904

      Thank you for the review. I bet you are a good poet too.

    • Rozina

      This is an excellent poem with a very good message for us to remember.

    • Vaughn Walker

      Brings the feeling of hope. Very relatable to me.

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