I Have Seen You (a poem)

by | Mar 12, 2023 | It's Complex...PTSD | 0 comments

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I have seen you

I Have Seen You

I think you dropped


back there.

Oh, it’s your mask

that slipped and fell.

I have seen you,

in that moment

how you really are.

Not what you want others to see,

but the real you.

You saw me,

watching, as you

quickly picked up your mask,

lest others see what truly lies beneath

your projection, your mask

hiding your duality.

But I have seen.

I see you now, though your mask is

firmly in place once again.

I have witnessed the truth of you.

You cannot fool me. Not again.

I have seen you.

I know you now,

as you truly are.

I turn and walk


Realizing that the people who we think will help us and support us are not who they portray themselves to be is a really hard truth. I have worked through so much of that with therapy.  

I recommend Online-Therapy.*

Check out some of my other writings about alcoholism and sobriety. “The Slow Descent to Sobriety” starts my December series about addiction and my journey with sobriety.  You can also check out my recent poetry,  What Happened to All of My Words??

* I receive compensation from Online-Therapy when you use my referral link. I only recommend products and services when I believe in them.

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