A Man

I can feel his blue eyes watching me,

He's tougher than nails, hard as stone

& yet there is so much that you don't see

He surrounds himself by the walls he's built,

No emotions, no fear

He pushes away all feelings he's felt

So mysterious, his anger runs deep

There's so much more to him

So much he hides, so many secrets he keeps

Surrounded by people, he feels alone

He'd never admit it,

he hides it behind the fake smiles he shows

His past weights heavily on his shoulders

From drugs to alcohol and trying to keep his family together

Never felt good enough, he struggles to find a reason to get better

Slowly killing himself, he feels no pain

His future in question, he grasps onto whatever he can obtain

His deep blue eyes hide the demons from his past,

He fights to maintain solid ground,

Holds onto what happiness he can, not expecting it too last

I can feel his blue eyes watching me,

He's tougher than nails, hard as stone

& yet there is so much that you don't see

A man - trying to be all he can be