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No One Listening

If you are reading this
Just know
That I didn't expect you to.
If you are reading these words
You should know
It's a surprise to me.
The thoughts I am writing
The feelings I am sharing
The words you are seeing
I wrote thinking
You wouldn't be reading
What you are reading now.
Before you leave
Before you go
And this all fades into an inconsequential, irrelevant, jumble of jargon
Stacked away somewhere in the far Corners of your mind,
I want you to know
How I feel
What I think
Who I am.
I am the sort of person who felt and thought
That you would not care
And that you didn't just read this
Am I right?



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Armadeus_ZoolitzerThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 6 at 4:38 pm
I've read poems about the art of writing poetry before, but this is a truly unique take that in all my works I don't think I've even been brave enough to attack. Involving the reader by addressing them as "you" on multiple occasions is like taking a hold of their hand and taking them through the poem, which is a smart technique. It grabs hold of your attention and refuses to let go. It's as though this poem demands to be read. And I'm glad I read it.
 
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