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If You Look Hard Enough

If you look hard enough, 
you'll see the cracks and the flaws  

You'll see the times 
when I was a coward, a fool and a liar  

You'll see the lover, 
the dreamer and the escapist 

If you look hard enough, 
you'll find the angel, the devil,
the romantic and the vixen

You'll see the times 
when I've been shameful, 
and I've been virtuous 

I've been bold and 
I've been shy

I've been daring and 
I've been afraid 

I've been all these things
and more

People see what 
they want to see

If you look hard enough, 
you'll see...

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Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

14 thoughts on “If You Look Hard Enough

  1. I love this, Penny!!!! Great title, message and presentation!!! Very powerful and emotional too, Bellissimo, My Dear, Bellissimo!!

    I loved the ending and the truth there, but you know me, I heard the whisper at the end:

    People see what
    they want to see

    If you look hard enough,
    you’ll see… Everything

    I hope you will
    the best of me!
    And not just
    the cracks and flaws
    Chuck 😊🎁💖💕🌹


  2. So….they will see that you are human? Beautifully expressed, Penny! May we surround ourselves with people who look hard enough to see the heart 💞💞💞


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