Narrow Eyes

All you know and see is the glamour. Your narrow eyes,

cannot recognise the struggle.

When their star shines,

you are there

basking in the glow

taking in

praising them

If they can afford to help you,

Your arms reach out.

Until they can no more,

Your idolising re-routes.


Meanwhile, here they are

As they've always been.

The struggle continues.

Their eyes are not like yours,

Their mind works differently

Your cold, small hearts repel

"It should be us"

"We should have thought of it first"

You have your hearts needs fulfilled

While they break a sweat each day.

A piece of their heart in every second, Just to get by.

Your stone won't allow it

Your strength pushes their efforts down.

- written by Nabihah Plaatjes

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