We sometimes forget that there is more than meets the eye. The poem written by Mizuki Sora is about those moments when we judge someone based on their looks.
Someone may appear to be self-confident and strong. Someone can smile all day. The story can be very different. First impressions aren’t always the best options to go with. That is what this poem is all about.
“Some people might seem so strong, might seem so brave, but they have this storm inside their heads and no one will notice this.”
Mizuki calls out to everyone, to look beyond and see that the emotions that are shown are the real emotions. There is always a reason to find out if there is more.
The poem shows that this poetess doesn’t need to be told she is that strong person. The emotions she describes in the one-stanza-poem are those that belong to heartbreak, the loss of someone or any kind of grief.
Don’t tell me that I am strong
until you’ve seen me break down
time and time again
and cry until
the tears no longer come
If you don’t believe there is more than meets the eye, you should watch one of the many talents shows that are broadcasted nowadays. The video of the 2009 contestant Hollie Steel in Britain’s Got Talent is such a good example.
But, life isn’t all about talent shows. The poem of Mizuki shows that we should always keep an eye open when it comes to emotions and to show interest in someone else. Even when they appear to be fine.