You Tell Me

You Tell Me

A Poem by ctwood

Just some questions I had.


You tell me


What have you done in your life?

Are you brave?

Can you dazzle me?


I’ve done nothing in life so far; my life has been plain.

I’ve once even said that I

would have had a mundane experience on the Titanic.


I can not tell you the story of

how I escaped from

Cambodia in my wheelchair.


I can not tell you the story of

how I rose above my upbringing

and went from homeless to Harvard.


I can not even tell you the story of

my parent’s tragic divorce

that tore my family apart.


None of these stories are mine.

I come from a small town

and overprotective parents.


So no, I have never led an army

against another twice

its size and won.


But then again,

I have never had an army to led.

Who is to say I could not?


So you tell me.

Am I brave?

Can I dazzle you? 

© 2011 ctwood

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Added on July 24, 2011
Last Updated on July 24, 2011