United In Difference.

by Justen Smith   Dec 6, 2017

When words spoken,
Reach another's ears,
Your written words,
Engage another's eyes,
When your thoughts,
Grace another's soul,
You can't help but be selfish,
Feeling quite elated,

In comes curiosity,
Biting at our heels,
For did they hear my voice,
And absorb what I intended,
Or did they see another land,
One of their own creation,
Within which my voice,
Increased its population.

What we read and what is seen,
May differ each to other,
But in all notes and writing,
There is a hidden inclination,
To each their own,
For all a different meaning,
No matter difference,
United in new ambivalence.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    This is so well thought out, and so true Justen. Our poems are sometimes interpreted differently to how we intended them, but as you say, that doesn't matter if you've touched someone with your words. Super! :-) x

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Justen, I liked this a lot. A lot of food for thought in these words-well done-

    • 1 year ago

      by Justen Smith

      Thank you,
      It came after a small world moment, my mother works for 999 in the uk and she took a call from a poor young suicidal girl who had swallowed a bottle of pills (she's OK now) and with the ambulance on the way she started talking about a poem she read 4 days earlier and at that time she was going to OD but the words made her feel less alone...the poem was Contrary to my reality, I penned if a few months ago and spread it around while looking for a quality wesite (obviously this one was the best)

      The whole eventhing made me realise how unimportant the meaning is to me as the author as once I put it out there it can be taken 100 different ways and all that matters is that it speaks to the reader in their own way.

      Just to confirm the girl is OK now and the NHS have seen to her receiving all the help she needs to have a better future.

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