I feel like an open book
in a world where it pays
to keep things undercover

Everything I am is laid bare
for the world to see

Yet people still
second guess me

Your perceived intentions aren’t mine

They’re just who you want me to be

But you can’t understand who I am
unless you compare yourself to me

And if I cry
it’s no game that I’m playing

And if I hide
I’m not hoping  for you to find me

And if I shut down
it’s not my plan to make you feel sorry

This world is full of people
who’ve got game

But that just isn’t me

Poetry Cards

Copyright 2022-2023 © Jamie Hocking. All Rights Reserved.