margaret haig

Rookie (19th/06th/1954 / Carlton Vic)

So That's What It's Like - Poem by margaret haig

So what is my friend going thru',
She seems so upset all day, it's true,
I didn't understand depression at first,
Until it happened I got such a thirst;
Then all I wanted to sleep all day,
Now I see what it was that she did say.

My mother seems frustrated with me,
She said, ' darling you're not listening to me;
You play all day, and don't care if you hurt,
You muck up with the crowd, also you flirt;
Then soon it seemed I was a mother with a teen,
I now understand when she said I was mean.

Poor bloke over there, stuck in that chair,
All he does is complain, and at me stare;
When I say, why do you act so nasty each day,
Then he says, it's not easy in a chair to stay,
Next an accident and I'm in a chair now too,
Now I say to that bloke, I understand what's with you.

We cannot go judging others, with what they do,
If we don't go through what they are, it's true;
We need to have been there, gone thru it too,
To say you understand, to say I understand you;
Once you are in the same situation, as a friend,
Then you can know why theyre going round the bend.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

People these days find it easy to judge others but until
You are going through it too, you can't understand so don't judge

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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