Although I really hate being single
The fear of rejection controls me
I get lost in the thoughts of what if . . .
What if he doesn’t like me?
What if I am not pretty enough?
What if I am not his type?
What if I am not good enough?
I start feeling like I have to pretend to be what I am not.
Pretending to like his likes.
Pretending I look the way I look right now every day.
Pretending we have chemistry.
Pretending I deserve to be with him.
I cancel our date
There is no need to pretend.
Self-Rejection, keeps me single again.
© Paige Turner
Excerpt from the book “Divided Lines – A Poet’s Stance”
Divided Lines – A Poet’s Stance
Foreword . . .
In a world of ever increasing advances seemingly created to make our lives easier to manage, envisioned to bring us together, to draw us closer, we are still in many instances isolated and at odds and validly apart. Something is missing, there is a snag, a rip, a hole in the spiritual fabric that we all see; yet we continue to fail to address.
It has been said by self-proclaimed philosophers, theologians, scholars’ and politicians that the abuse of words can be a danger, there are those that believe words are a leading factor in what ills our society. Of this we do not deny in full, there have been abuses, history is but a melody to that fact, yet it is also true that words have the innate capacity to bridge, to heal that which divides.
Opinions, views, religions, nations, people, even love divides. The focus of this book and the poets here in, is to give breath to a wide range of issues both small and controversial that lie beneath the surface. Things that we are often hesitant to discuss. In saying that, I will offer that the role of a poet is not to persuade or to add more rhetoric to the static we hear. A poet’s responsibility is to shine the light of awareness, to create a platform for dialogue, for healing, to gather up the images in an attempt to understand what we see.
© Demitri Tyler – Author, Measuring For Balance
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