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18 October 2017
Today's prompt is Everyone Went on Eating, as in what if you made a huge announcement and no one cared? I really liked the pantoum when I wrote a couple earlier this month, so I did another one.

Easier to Pretend

If I were to tell my family and friends
Who am I really, deep down inside,
I wonder would they simply pretend
I had said nothing? Would they brush me aside?

Who am I really, deep down inside?
Few truly know me; to all the rest
I have said nothing. Would they brush me aside?
Pass off as a jest my truth so expressed?

Few truly know me; to all the rest
If I were to trust you, would you then condemn?
Pass off as a jest my truth so expressed?
Look at my heart and soul with contempt?

If I were to trust you, would you then condemn?
I am afraid my loved ones might
Look at my heart and soul with contempt
See who I am as transgression, as spite.

I’m also afraid my loved ones might
Find it easier to simply pretend,
Though they see who I am as transgression, as spite.
If I were to tell my family and friends.

4 comments:

Mark said...

Saying nothing for the sake of others is sometimes harder than shouting until you are hoarse.

Dawn D said...

Well done! I remember doing such a form a few years back, as part of a poetry month.
It's much harder than it looks, but it works well here!

I can also completely relate to the theme of the poem. If I were to truly say who I am, who would still love me?

At least, now I have parts of my answers. I know I wouldn't end up alone. But it's still scary.
And so I hush. And my throat hurts.

Thank you or expressing it so well.

ms_lili said...

and the mind does just this.

Annis Cassells said...

Well put. Loved this for the rhyme and the image. "Pass off as a jest my truth so expressed?" Thank you. xoA