Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I wanted to share a poem with you all that I read on camera for my amazing friend's documentary. If you would like more information on her work. Look at her blog Gaining Insight. However, this is my work that was inspired by her work. She just inspires people.

What do you see when you look at me?
by Amanda Robin
What do you see,
A nutty squirrel,
A psycho crazed lunatic,
A person without all her marbles?
Tell me what do you see?
Do you see a woman lying on the floor
Of a Church crying because
The priest eyes look funny?
Do you see someone who is
Hallucinating so painfully
That she is ripping her hair out?
Do you see someone who laughs
So ill - fatedly that she throws up?
Tell me what do you see?
A bright young woman
Who has her bachelor's degree
in Cultural Studies?
Do you see,
A talented young published
Do you see,
Someone wanting to be
Your friend?
Tell me what do you see
When you look at me?


  1. You express yourself so eloquently, Amanda, I love this poem. I will check out your friend's blog.

  2. Sorry it took so long Lil. My friend's blog is Gaining-Insight. You are so loyal to my blog. Your like my blog buddy or something! Thanks!

  3. Another beautiful poem, Amanda, and it moved me like your others have. Do you keep a poetry journal?

  4. Thanks Charlie,
    I just write my poems everywhere. I am so disorganized. I have been putting some into the hard drive of my computer, but I should probably back that up!

  5. Hello! I love your poems too-they're very visually appealing and I like the images that the words bring to mind. On another note, I often try not to think about what people think of me, because I know it may not be good! lol But of course, I do care too much about what others do think.