No One Listening | Teen Ink

No One Listening

August 29, 2011
By WiseChild GOLD, Kampala, North Carolina
WiseChild GOLD, Kampala, North Carolina
14 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
i can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

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?

The author's comments:
Is anyone there?...Didn't think so.

Similar Articles


This article has 1 comment.

on Nov. 6 2014 at 4:38 pm
Armadeus_Zoolitzer GOLD, Ratter Corner, Other
15 articles 11 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Arose by any other name is still the past tense of arise." Steve Patterson on CBC's The Debators "The devil's greatest trick was chopping the water into separate bathtubs. Then attaching claws to those bathtubs." Bob Schofield's The Inevitable June

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.

Smith Summer

Parkland Speaks

Campus Compare