Join the Neopoet online poetry workshop and community to improve as a writer, meet fellow poets, and showcase your work. Sign up, submit your poetry, and get started.

EVERYBODY'S STRANGER

EVERYBODY'S STRANGER
Submitted by scribbler on Fri, 2019-05-24 23:22
I gaze into the looking glass
and begin to move my lips
while outside that pane times slowly pass
in tics and toss and beeping blips.

My reflection answers questions asked.
Should I trust the answers given
or obey the commands tasked?
Should that person be forgiven?

For how is it that I can tell
if all he says is true?
he could merely be giving me a sell
as so many strangers do.

Eye to eye we trade our words
each reply is just the same
and each question tastes like turds
the entire conversation's lame.

Until at last I turn away
quickly as if turning from danger
wondering if there'll come a day
when that image is no longer a stranger.

Style / type: 
Structured: Western
Review Request (Intensity): 
I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
Editing stage: 

Comments

introspective stuff, Stan? We all question ourselves at times and sometimes we don't like the answers that we get. We dissect, we parse and we blame. That's just what we do; we may not understand who we are at times and we get worried about that. As a whole, human beings like absolutes. When things aren't certain, we get nervous. It takes a brave person to look in the mirror and ask "who am I?" I happen to think that; if you ask with honesty, you will get honest answers. I don't think that you have anything to worry about. After reading your work these past years, I can tell that you know most of the answers, you just keep asking them to keep yourself honest. ~ Gee.
.

Please acknowledge critique and comments.
They are a vital part of our community!
Critique or comment today!

Man, I must have you fooled if you think I have answers lmao. but I do appreciate your faith in this old rebel. Thanks for dropping by for a spell.

author comment

I HAD TO OPEN A FRESH ACCOUNT
STAN
AS MY CURRENT LAPS TOP CRASHED
AND I DIDN'T REMEMBER MY OLD PASS WORD
10 YEARS SINCE YOU KNOW IT HAPPENED LAST TIME
BLESS ME AGAIN TO POST HEREIN
THANKS STAN
LOVED LOVEDLY NOW PREFORCE
LOVEDONE THANKS
RGDS

Well, we're neither one quite done yet I hope lol. Sorry about the comp crash. That can really be a pain in the rear......stan

author comment
(c) Neopoet.com. No copyright is claimed by Neopoet to original member content.