I know a few people who wear a mask for the outside world and I find it sad:
Because she’s insecure
she boasts of achievements.
Because she feels unattractive
she reapplies the lipstick and pouts.
Because she worries he’s bored
she flirts with the others.
Because she craves love
she holds on to her own.
Because she’s uneducated
she bombards them with facts.
Because she feels dull
she scatters her fake glitter.
Because she’s a mess inside
she’s careful on the outside.
Nobody knows her –
they never will.
Nobody understands her –
On an unrelated note, we’ve just been given the awful news that my mother-in-law has 4-6 weeks to live. I can’t imagine being told I had 42 days left to live. Although we knew she was terminally ill and might not make it until next winter; she’s still whizzing around (albeit now in a Zimmer) and it’s difficult to imagine she’s not got long left for this earth. I’ll either be cutting way back on my writing due to mental block, or I’ll be writing frantically for the next few weeks. Not sure which yet.
I’d love to jump on a plane and take off somewhere new and exciting. It’s not possible at the moment so instead I’ve been thinking of some places and writing a short summary on them – a holiday in my head! Please don’t take offense if it paints your special place in a negative light. It’s just my opinion […]
I trusted you when you said I was yours
But I didn’t know you were never mine
I trusted you when you gave me your love
But I didn’t know you passed it around
I trusted you when you said you’d be there
But I didn’t know you were everywhere
I trusted you when I sprawled out naked
But I didn’t know I wasn’t rare meat
I trusted you when I served up myself
But I didn’t know extremes of your greed
I trusted you with my fragile thoughts
But I didn’t know you’d crush them and grind
I trusted you when I gave you my soul
But I didn’t know it was freefalling
I trusted you when I gave you my life
But I didn’t know I wasn’t enough
I trusted you
but I didn’t know.
In response to the daily word prompt trust
If you liked this you may (or may not) enjoy Bitter Split, Careful What you Wish For and Then and Now