Somebody..Nobody

This irrelevant life
I face the back wall
Unnoticed
Unrecognised
Passed by again, again
Smile at someone
Reach out with a little wave
"Hi...."
Hoping for something

Busy, busy, busy
Everyone
So very important
And busy, busy, busy
Noticed
Recognised
Achievers all on the road to somewhere
To busy to notice

Where am I going?
What am I doing?
Watching
Waiting
Treading
Breathing
Trying to understand why
It's so important to be important
It's so fantastic to be too busy
It's so great to be too tired

I feel tired and weary
I long for nobodies
To be somebodies
I want people to stop
And listen and talk
And sit
In silence
And so nothing
Together
And enjoy it
And remember each other

3 comments:

  1. Hey Meg,

    That's a brilliant poem,

    Love this bit:
    Trying to understand why
    It's so important to be important
    It's so fantastic to be too busy
    It's so great to be too tired

    Love all of it actually. Sums up just how I feel at times - I'm just not as articulate as you.

    I noticed that you read Middlesex. I read it last year and LOVED it. I too, would give it a 9/10. Only reason not a 10 was that it seemed long around the Detroit riots bit. And that's about my only criticism. I recommended it to only one person who generally has similar taste but she hated it. Haven't recommended it since. I found my copy at a little second hand book/coffee shop in Maldon. I like that fact almost as much as I liked the book!

    Catch ya.

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  2. PS. It really got me thinking about the whole sexuality thing - straight, gay, and everything in between. It really opened my closed, conservative eyes and started me on a bit of a journey. Anyway, long story, but lets just say conservative is no longer a word I would use to describe myself!

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  3. Thanks! I'm glad someone reads this blog! I'm also glad that you like this poem. I wrote it over a year ago when I was reflecting on people and life and I saw it again and it still feels right.
    Middlesex - great book - I agree, Detroit, I think that I did find that it harder. One of my biggest criticisms was that it was really hard to hold it bed! cheers, meg

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