Personally a Person


Why is it expected of me


To not take things personally


As if I’m not a person


Of course I’ll take it to heart


I mean, how could you not?


As far as I’m aware, there’s no switch to turn it off


How is this something that you’re pulling off


Like you’ve found a switch to turn your heart cold


This must be some sort of secret untold


How can you let things happen and be so unfazed


And just go about your normal day


Hundreds of teardrop stains across the floor


But they’re not yours


You must’ve found the switch


The switch that I’ve seemed to have misplaced


Or perhaps it never even existed in the first place


If this is all pretend, it must be a difficult task to uphold


You act so unbelievably cold


Like you don’t have a care in the world


Like you’ll never take things personally


I mean surely you do?


How could you not when you’re quite literally a person too?


I guess I’ll never know what’s real and what’s true


If there was a switch I don’t think I’d want to make use


I’d rather take things personally


And I can say that with the utmost certainty


I’d rather feel everything than nothing at all


It’s all part of the human experience after all


And deep down I know


That it’s quite a beautiful thing to let all of your feelings show

  • Author: Steph (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 20th, 2023 08:00
  • Category: Reflection
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