A wonderful reminder so profoundly written~
A p r o n h e a d -- Lilly Green
Are you skimming my life as you would a book—
a book that is an obligation,
not a chosen read?
Are my anecdotes only conversation starters for your stories—
priming for your ego pump gone dry?
Or are you listening?
Are my tears and tales only inspiration for your personal production,
played out complete with swelling music and desperate soliloquies?
Am I illusory, fodder for your dreams,
but empty of transcendent worth,
part of a script where you are the only star?
Are you listening?
I am your friend, your neighbor, your brushed by acquaintance.
I am your mother, your daughter, your doctor, your teacher.
I am your pastor, your co-worker, your husband, your stranger.
And I have stories to tell and a lived life to share,
but it feels like I am redundant, unnecessary to your narcissistic screenplay.
I need to be heard.
Are you listening to…
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Beautiful one indeed!
Thanks for reading, Teecee! I’m glad you enjoyed!
Thanks for the reblog. 🙂
You’re very welcome! 🙂
Great reblog, Lauren! Piercing.
Thanks, Caddo! Glad you liked it, too!
wow that was brilliant 🙂
I’m glad you liked this, too, Soma! 🙂
glad u reblogged it, are you skimming life, awesome that is brilliant….
I’m glad you liked this, too, Lane! I thought it would be beneficial to all! xo
Let us never, ever just skim each other’s lives, Lauren! Thanks so much for the wonderful reminder to each of us to slow down and truly pay loving attention to those around us–no skimming or flipping to another page!
You’re welcome, Rose, you are completely correct and I’m glad you found this re-blog a beneficial reminder!