She was so upset when she got home

She felt cheated and claimed

He had misrepresented himself

He on the other hand was genuinely

Surprised and disappointed

By her general attitude towards him

He forgot he wore a wheelchair

Yet chose not to comment

On her misspelt tattoo and three eyes





  • orchidee

    A fine write N. Yes, some misrepresented me when they told others I could sing! lol.

  • Neville

    Gotta laugh though don't cha.. thank you sir...

  • Fay Slimm.

    A case of misunderstanding may be behind many an upset - - I love the poignancy and added mystery in the phrase you use in the final stanza Nev. "He forgot he wore a wheelchair" - -- how heart-tuggingly poetic is that. - Fay x

    • Neville

      Bless ya this fair but very windy Sunday mane my friend... N x

    • Poetic Dan

      Hum I'm confused I must say, even after a few trys. Must be missing my third eye 😉

    • Neville

      Never mind, maybe it’ll come to you when you least expect it... thanks for checking in...

    • Michael Edwards

      Very poignant read and then I came to the last line - I just loved it.

      • Neville

        thank you Michael, yes.. there is a message there.. some will get it straight away, others will find it later.... it matters not as long as it makes folk think.... N

      • FineB

        Hello Neville,

        A poignant and good poem.

        Empathy with others especially different from ourselves is indeed a quality we all need to work on

        Keep writing FineB!

        • Neville

          How very kind of you FineB and how very true... am glad you were able to relate to this little scribble... much appreciated too........ Neville

        • Suresh

          Expectations vs Reality

          • Neville

            Precisely well done you... you can choose between the cocoa nut, the goldfish or a cigar... N

          • Goldfinch60

            Confusion often reigns and can lead to awful times but when the confusion is cleared all can be well.

            • Neville

              thank you sir .. let's hope so eh'.....

            • sylviasearcher

              Third eyes huh?
              Best closed.

              Funny how sometimes we are acutely aware of how amidst the social constructs of our being we feel mis-represented. Somehow people see this other version of us. Not the version we ever intended at all?

              Not sure even a third eye would help?
              Or maybe it would? Maybe I have my third eye closed?

              My brain hurts that’s for sure!

              No wonder a forest with no people is so appealing!

              Poignant write on the disappointment of interactive perception

              • Neville

                thank you, then folk are often fearful of differences too don'tcha think.. Neville

                • sylviasearcher

                  Oh I don’t know. I’m not like folk. At least I don’t think I am.
                  I fear the difference between what I am and what I hoped I would be...

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