Will you listen?

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I see you watch me
With that look in your eyes
And that certainty, that spark
That says you know me like a right guess

You see me, watch you
And all you see is a mould
The one you cast in your minds eye
And bid me to fit into like a right size

I am beyond that
Beyond your guesses and gut feelings
I am way beyond that
More than your mind could ever reason

I am the strong, the weak
The boldness you seek
The shyness of a virgin girl
When suitors cast her lustful stares

I am a child
Young, free and wild
But I am old enough
To know what life is and not

I can’t fit
The way you want me to
I can’t stay
I don’t know how to

Let’s do crazy,
I am mercurial baby
Don’t
Don’t ask
Don’t ask me
Don’t ask me to
Don’t ask me to be
Don’t ask me to be anything

I can only be me
Maybe
Maybe try
To watch me unfold
I am a wealth of stories
No one ever told
Will you listen?

**

Β© The Short Black Girl, 2015.

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18 thoughts on “Will you listen?

  1. Long…

    Easy read though. Nice one. The last two stanzas ate my favourite. Nice.

    From:”Miniscule Diary” Date:Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 at 7:42 Subject:[New post] Will you listen?

    me posted: ” I see you watch me With that look in your eyes And that certainty, that spark That says you know me like a right guess You see me, watch you And all you see is a mould The one you cast in your minds eye And bid me to fit into like a right size “

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    • Ah well, I didn’t have so much time to make it short. πŸ˜€

      Thanks Su’. Glad you found something in the long bit that tickled your fancy. πŸ™‚

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