Friendly Indifference

Hello my friend...

I mean dear stranger...

we met and thought to bare my soul....

you didn't want to know how I am?

How bazaar to ask to know...

does one ask where to go and say, "Thats nice."?...

Am I a dog to kick around or mock with uncommon glee?

I bleed, you know...

you frown when I answer honestly...

oh you didn't mean to disregard?

what does it signify when you speak?

sensitivity becomes the weak or kind...

"Everyone does it," How quaint and nice...

another lemming for the cliff...

tell God for me that I said hi...

When the world says you should die...

The world is too full of those like you...

who closeness fain...

cold sympathy emotions true and refined...

my intent was pure!


As for that I plead the fifth...

a rift has formed t'ween you and I...

who will mend?

Not you, not I,,,

I am too sensitive you say...

perhaps you're right...

A fool this day...

no anger for the way you are...

should I follow suit?

Heaven forbid...!

What to say? What to do...

when genuine is out of style?

More becomes the proud...

who ask for things that aren't allowed...

least people be as good as word...

baring burdens of their fellows...

at least be honest to your cause...

If you open the box why should I pause?


All and all it isn't fair...

but you will hear none of what I think...

I smile in return without a blink...

saying, "fine, thank you," without a cringe...

fuming at inanity in silence.

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tmbridgeland 6 years ago from Small Town, Illinois

I like the last 4 lines especially. People don't want to know...

I also really like the line that starts, 'I bleed you know...'

Very evocative. Thanks. I rarely read poetry these days.


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

lol I found once I had written the whole, it was the last four lines that put the whole thought in context. I am glad you liked it even though you rarely read poetry. I am honored to be an exception.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

Great words as always. Thank you for sharing.


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Jason R. Manning 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

Heaven help us, I hope and pray we do not find genuine nature extinct. Terrific poem, plied with emotive force, like any good torrent should be. Push on wayward soul…


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

@ acaetnna Your beautiful face to my words sincere... doth complete a course... make my words complete.

@Jason ... Wayword? Hmmm I will try to take that in the best possible light.... failing....failing... damn. lol I am glad you liked it none the less.


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b. Malin 6 years ago

The words to this Hub are so true, so true...and we all fall into the trap...of keeping our sad thoughts (at times buried) strictly to ourselves...Your last few lines sum it up so well. Thanks for sharing.


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

heck, sad, happy, it is all the same to me. Dishonesty with self, in public, whatever, if we don't like what we would have to tell others if we were being honest then why not change our point of view? I can't help personally that I end up messing with people in public with a little too much honesty and find some sadistic pleasure in watching them go white, then red, then normal and then trying hard not to laugh when they realize that I have noticed and there is more then a little humor twinkling in my eyes. I have found that being honest means that people often think you are mean. Not that you need to walk up to every one with an abnormality and describe them in detail or be purposely insulting. I am all for the golden rule. If you are going to call someone out in public it is requisite that you drop your drawers too and laugh at yourself. Call a spade a spade. "Hey your a freak, so am I. Look, I will even prove it. See, here are my bonefides, oh by the way your freakishness is showing, cool nose ring."


Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

"Another lemming for the cliff" -- great line. You could write a whole poem on that subject with that line as the title. Nice job.


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

I think I will. nice idea. lol thanks for stopping by.


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LaurieDawn 6 years ago

I like the line, I bleed you know.....

I liked the entire poem. I love poetry and find yours intriquing.

Thank you for sharing that with us.

Blessings,

Laurie


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twolittlehands 6 years ago from Utah

I have often wondered why people ask when they don't really want to know.

You have an amazing expressiveness--poetry at its best. Thanks.


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

@Laurie I am glad you enjoyed it. It saves me the problem of deleting it lol. Seriously, dealing with people as long as I have has given me much to laugh at in human nature and a pleasure to share a little satire with people who are so appreciative.

Two little hands- I still don't know the answer to that one. As for the quality of my poetry, to be put in the ranks of some of my heroes is praise indeed. I am gratified that you find my verse so.

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