It’s Not Me, It’s You

Neither a writer nor poet laureate am I

My simple words lack the providence

Haphazardly strung together with little skill

No thread binding them beautifully

No theme or awaiting epiphanies

Nor characters or story lines

To stoke the reader’s imagination

Just flippant thoughts and ramblings

Spewed upon the page like a handful of sand

They bear no resounding countenance

And offer no great pearls of wisdom

Just simple words from an even simpler man

Put down by pen for lack of anywhere else to be

The act of letting them go

Just easier than holding them in

Place them not upon the pedestal

Reserved for those with the gift

No recognition or applause earned

For these small and unwarranted words

If you feel there is more

To that which is written

If some light shines brighter

Upon the reading of the text

If some insight is gained

Or some emotion revealed

I am not the source of those things

I am but a mirror with only reflection to offer

What you think you see in me

Comes only from what you have found in yourself

That alone is what deserves the praise and prominence

6 Responses to “It’s Not Me, It’s You”
  1. meenawalia says:

    I loved your flippant thoughts and rambling.
    Awesome expression.Thanks for sharing

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