Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I Tell You...


I tell you I am a wayfaring stranger.
I tell you I listen to
melodies
written for only
me
to hear.
I tell you I am alone.
Misinterpreted.
Misunderstood.
I tell you I am on a lonely road.
I tell you I see things
images I can't explain
to even you.
I tell you I am invisible.
Invisible.
Evaporated.
I tell you I am a mystery.
I tell you I am unknown.
Strange...
living in a world
I don't understand.
I tell you I am aching.
Troubled.
Lost.
I tell you I have secrets.
I tell you I am enclosed
caged
behind the
bars
looking out.
I tell you I am airborne.
Drifting.
Directionless.
I tell you.
I tell you again.
And
again.


-- MissKris2005 -- July 30, 2006 --

11 comments:

Tess said...

Hi :) I love this post ... I used the photo and linked to your words from my blog www.thoughtsfromtess.blogspot.com

If you would prefer I share your work a different way, please let me know ... but it was so wonderful I wanted others to see it.

Thanks,
Tess

Loree said...

Very poignant piece of work.

Barry J. Northern said...

How sad, such a frustrated soul.

Anita said...

We tell people.
They don't listen.
They don't want to know the truth.
The see what they want to see.
And then they're surprised or shocked when the eruption occurs.

Michelle said...

That was absolutely beautiful.
Thank you for posting it.

Joy said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnTN6ujPn6Q

From one poet to another.

Pam said...

I love how this poem relates to what you wrote in your WOW post. Just how do we describe exactly who we are. We are all hidden and misunderstood to some extent. Lovely poem.

Anita said...

At times I feel like this is how my teen daughter must feel, like she is so misunderstood.
Lovely poem, thanks Kris.

2busy said...

I think everyone feels that way at some point...

Shannon said...

I found you through W.O.W and I am glad I did! Your poem is lovely..thanks for sharing!

Yankee Girl said...

Absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking. Well said.