Hide and seek philosophy

I’ve been abused and branded;
treated unkind, slapped open-handed.
Interested in aliens landing,
so they can give me what I want.

Feel free to spit in my face,
put me back in my place.
I will tell you what I know:
All of us must reap as we sow.

I am watching and waiting
from my room without a view.
Searching through crowds and skies
for something I lost inside you.

As I open your eyes,
willing you to push yourself inside,
I contemplate our overloaded senses
and the construction of unnecessary fences.

For much of my life I’ve felt chased
by some nameless, faceless monster,
but as the coming changes are dismissed,
I’d like to transform from victim to predator.

I will stand up!
Push myself forward!
Why are you intent on hiding?
Cowardice is rarely ignored.

Are you restrained and held back?
Look up and face the facts:
Our reality is a roller-coaster
and you need to taste it all.

Sometimes I’d like to erase the gender divide.
Can you see what’s on my mind?
Have you been scrawling on the wall?
Are you crawling among the blind?
Do you see anything at all?

Under the moon,
under yourself,
under a crucifix,
so far from meaning
or understanding of life

I now believe
that for so long
I was utterly wrong.
Another victim?
A wounded casualty?

So I ask myself:
Why are you hiding?
Not just from me.
Also within
and without
a philosophy.

Hide and seek philosophy

msdebbie

Joined March 2009

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Artist's Description

For Pink Panther Magazine – many women play hide and seek to be in a relationship. I promote a transparent philosophy: truth over denial.

Battle Of One by 30 Seconds to Mars is a short and sharp song I adore!
Try and stop me
Try and save me
I want to fall…
Try and cross me
Take me, tease me
I want to fall
I want to fall
I want to fall…

I refer to nameless, faceless voices in this poem too

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