All I Ask

All I Ask

A Poem by Write4theSky
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Remember Me

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“Listen!” I beg,

using all my strength to release the truths caught in my throat.

How can I explain and free the girl inside myself

when I’ve been suppressing her for twelve years?

Your face is composed most surely

as I stumble through my words.

When no more will come, I receive a brisk nod

as you place this girl

in the “Done” box.

I was silent for

the lifetime of a child.

I will not be finished:

not hidden away.

Please, all I ask

is for you to

Hear Me.

 

You look at me, look at my accomplishments,

and determine that I am doing fine.

Placing a “Great” on the little paper that marks my life,

your duty is complete.

Can’t you see how much I need someone to

save me from this river of hollow accomplishments?

The current is pulling me

to a perfect I don’t want to achieve.

Why can’t you believe that if you let me drop “Great”,

I could reach amazing?

Don’t you see

that I will always need to improve?

A slip of paper cannot represent any girl.

Please, all I ask,

is for you to

See Me.

 

See me, hear me; do not drift away

to your shielded systematic world,

because it is a illusion

that shuts me out time

and time 

again.

I am not a project to occasionally check in on.

I am a person.

When I am gone,

Your messy duty will be over.

So please,

stay here, help me grow.

And when I walk away,

Remember me.

Remember Me.

Please, that’s all I ask. 


© 2010 Write4theSky



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Love it! Nicely written! I can really relate to it! :D

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