CAN’T YOU TELL: Poetry by Damon Whitsell



This one was written for and was placed in my doctors office for others

CAN’T YOU TELL

Yes, I am the one
Who needs help
I used to be strong
But tragedy stole my true self
Some I love deserted me
They became loyal to someone else
Some I will never see again
If there is not life somewhere else

Yes, I am the one
Who needs help, it is true
I worked so hard to succeed, like many do
But tragedy came along and stole that to
Now all my pretty songs, they are not new
And my paintings just don’t shine like they used to
No matter how hard I try
I just can’t feel like I used too

Yes, I am the one
Who needs help, can’t you tell
When tragedy stole myself
It left behind someone else
Sometimes I smile at you so you can’t tell
Inside my mind is a living hell
Please hear me, here my silent yell
I hope you’ll never know just how far I fell
But with you and me together,
With god, I can be myself again, can’t you tell

Copyright 1999 Damon Whitsell

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