If you want to

if u want to

I have a notion

that your emotion

is not just a session

of dark depression

but a mark on your heart

like a bite from a shark

missing pieces never found

and this is why you’ve gone to ground

I can guess

you don’t see this as a test

but an evil calculation

to distract you from your destination

A calculated move

to jig you outta your groove

But the world is not against you

just try on the other shoe

it’s not that hard to do

and if you walk a decent mile

you might cry but you might smile

ain’t it worth it in the end

if you find you’re your best friend

So don’t knock yourself so hard

you’re not stupid or a retard

We are all given different gifts

And as we live our outlook shifts

from continental rifts

to continental drifts

we figure it’s not just about ourselves

that there are no Christmas elves

and that you need to really care

for everything

if you want to get along here

© Kait King, 2015

22 thoughts on “If you want to

  1. Please correct me if I am wrong.
    “…. a mark on your heart
    like a bite from a shark
    missing pieces never found” is a very strong expression of a traumatic experience but then it supports a strong heart to see the world in a different way.

    I love the way you crafted the words when the poem mentions:
    “…. just try on the other shoe
    it’s not that hard to do”
    and also
    “…. if you find you’re your best friend
    So don’t knock yourself so hard”

    as if your poem give better understanding of idiom “every cloud has a silver lining” in a deeper and emotional way.

    Thank you for sharing, and apologize for my direct jump into conclusion comment.

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    • Please don’t apologize for your wonderfully crafted comment! It is very interesting and insightful of you and I thank you for that 😊
      I never expect anyone else to always see everything I write, and not as in an amount but as in what is contained in just a few lines of a poem. Please feel free to conclude anything you like! From my heart to yours as writer is to reader and reader is to writer. Thank you 🌻

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