Tag Archive: reflection.


If you got to know me

I think you would like me.

I always try to do the best I can.

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That’s why I don’t understand.

Why I am a stranger

In this land.

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Maybe it’s because I don’t know

What was on Jay Leno

And only have 1 purse and 3 shoes.

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Is it that I know every player

In the Steeler team?

And what a Safety means?

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Is it that I know the bible

But am not a Christian

And still know all the quotes you care to mention?

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Is it my tattoos?

My big boobs?

My smile?

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What is it about me

That you don’t find worth your time?

Do you honestly think, I don’t mind?

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I’m told I’m a marshmallow

That I’m too nice

To stop helping strangers without thinking twice.

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That I need a shell

I need to pretend

Stop being honest, it just hurts in the end.

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Is that why I have 3 friends?

Who won’t answer the phone when I really need them

They who have known me for years on end.

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Am I supposed to change who I am?

Learn to pretend?

Grow a new skin?

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I just would really like to know

What it is that offends you so

 Maybe then, I could learn to grow

Jaded.

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I have this book from 1804

it’s the Times newspaper

with strange articles that I  adore.

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I have bound up tight

newspapers of the first transatlantic Zeppelin flight.

of the first air raid in the us fight.

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I have photos of immigrants

coming off ships

Her Majesty’s army

boys with guns on their hip

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The first olmypics

Hitler before power

Harry Truman in his finest hour.

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I have the Books of Knowledge

from 1942

poetry, science, Art, leaders

nature, plus things to make and do.

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Reading the facts from between the two

the facts  changed frame.

and I thought,”This can’t be true!”

History is supposed to stay the same!

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When I was a girl

I joined the cities first Girl Choir

I was there at the first,

before they reached Higher.

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now international

they sang before the pope

Records from the 1st year

are somehow lost without a hope.

 

Dairyshow in my county

is a huge affair now.

Guess who was the first

to a big hoopla?

went to state and won 2nd overall?

 

Last month I requested

something that showed what I did

you know, so I could show my children

I was something as a kid.

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They responded back

“Were sorry but you  were not the 1st.

We asked around, because records we lack.

It was some guy named Herst.

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I knew what they told me did not track.

How did history change so much in 20 years?

trying to prove things has put me to tears.

I don’t know how to get my own history back.

how messed up is that?

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History I feel

isn’t the truth

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Oh certain facts are, I am sure

But its like those tales where the tale is true

but the facts have been changed maam,

The rest is just Poo.

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I do have some records

that have recorded my past fate

a scholarship to DC

only person to be adopted twice in my state

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A letter from the Opera saying I got in

a writing award from Levar Burton

saying, You Win!

Artwork I did that hung in a museum gallery

most of those things fill me with glee.

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But if I didn’t have those things anymore

if I couldn’t prove it

would History put someone else’s name

Where mine now sits?

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I am not saying History is totally wrong

but I think it needs to learn a new tune

to the song.

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