If you think you know me
or about me
or of me,
let me just tell you that
you are probably right.
I am smeared across pages
of different lives. I’ve been
blotted out, erased, ejected,
embedded, let-go of,
set on fire,
strangled with wire
mangled to unrecognizable.
I’ve been sized up, down,
graced with YOUR presence, haven’t I?
I’ve been lied to, laid on, pushed over
pushed around, pushed to the ground,
bound up by the useless,
wound up by the senseless.
I’ve been messy for a great length of time
I wait for the right time
and it always passes.
I’m days behind trying to
find myself, but I
hide well enough
that even I can’t seem to find myself.
I’ve blinded myself
with selfish ties, told myself lies to
handle my life – just to survive – revived
old times, but
times have changed
I have changed.
You think you know me?
You’re probably right.
For that time in my life.
I love this poem – the alliteration and occasional rhyme makes the flow lovely! Px
Wow this poem got my attention and I couldn’t let go. Well done.
Love the straight-forwardness of this…
Your poetry is so honest, with stunning imagery to match! I’ll be reading more. Thank you for subscribing to my blog today – I will follow you as well. 🙂
I love the rhythm of this poem. It speaks volumes! “Bound up by the useless,
wound up by the senseless.” That’s amazing, i’ll definately be following for updates.
Powerful. Love that second stanza, especially.
Your poetry is very powerful. You have so many ideas … Your talent is humbling
Thank you Denny. I appreciate the comment. 🙂
Hello, Maggie Mae
I am nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
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Wow. Thanks Angela. What an honor. Thank you so much!
I absolutely love this, it reads to me as if you pulled every thought and feeling straight out of my heart. This has to be one of the best poems I have read in awhile. Thank you 🙂