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The unanswered question (1 reply)

3 years ago

Is it about finding your tribe or is it about mixing with tribe?

The question is impatiently waiting to be answered

Why am I not able to blend in even after constant efforts?

Is there something wrong with the way I am?

Maybe I subconsciously distance myself from others

Making it impossible for them to like me

Deep down, I desperately want them to know

I am not the terrible person they think I am 



Apologies and clarifications are weighing me down

Cruel judgements is not something I can deal with anymore

Desperately hoping for a break from all of it

How long will I have to wait for a companion 

To share all my unsaid feelings and thoughts

Shall I embark in a journey of discovery?

Through it all, I may find someone I have been looking for

Maybe there will never be that person to breath life into me

Shall I make the best of what I have?

Start to open up with those that have insulted me

Hoping they will one day treat me right



Questions are plenty but the answers are still nowhere to be found

Tired of waiting for my questions to be answered, a miracle to take place

Nothing but a complete waste of time and my life

I should go on a journey, to see what the future holds for me

Happy if it works out and even if it doesn't

I would never let sadness consume me anymore

I will fight, fight and fight again

An answer may be around the corner

Maybe I'm just not able to see it yet


Susan Katz
3 years ago
Susan Katz 3 years ago

Thank you so much for participating in my search for the "Featured Poem of the week." - Susan

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