"Why Can't You See?: A Plea For Loving, Caring Attention"

Why am I the only one who cares?

Besides his one loyal, caring friend back home?

Here at school, no one else seems to even notice

when he's having a bad day.

But I see the signs all around me.

Why can't you all see?

Aren't you his friends too?

HELLO?!

There are problems here!

If you look close enough

they aren't hard to see!

I know he tries to hide it all

and he does a fairly good job at it,

to the inexperienced eye.

But once you recognize one,

all the others pop out into plain sight.

Can't you see them?!

What's wrong with you?

I know what's troubling him,

though there are a few things he hasn't told me,

doesn't want me to know….at least not yet.

And I respect that.

But I don't understand why you can't see it.

It's so obvious,

in everything he does and says.

Why can't you see that,

when I see it plain as day, everyday?

He needs YOUR loving, caring attention,

not just mine.

But you don't give it

because you don't see how badly he needs it!

Why don't you just open your eyes

and take a look around,

see what's wrong,

and do something about it!

I love him dearly.

So does his best friend back home.

But apparently,

we're the only two.