Valerie Chase

Rookie (06/03/1984)

You Ask. - Poem by Valerie Chase

An array of questions.
You ask me to speak.
To tell the truth -
inside of to weep.
'What is wrong with you? '
I just stare. I answer the question -
but only with a glare.
I would expect you to know what troubles me.
That's just not how things between you and I can be.
I respond inside time after time,
I wish you knew, at the dropp of a dime.
Praying that someday the words will escape my mouth.
'I know what you do, when I'm not around, you think it's profound, you think there is no sound.'
I listen like a hawk, I've got ears so sharp.
I investigate and literate,
by the end - I can't help but hate.
I hate you in some ways, the ways that you hide from me.
I'm supposed to be your honest friend
So just ask me again,
'What is wrong with you? '
And so - we begin.

Comments about You Ask. by Valerie Chase

  • (1/2/2006 7:30:00 PM)

    the profound and intricate
    of human relationships
    always a problem
    always wanting more
    than the other can give
    but in the end
    some truth arrives
    quite without warning
    and understanding
    calms the heart
    and makes everything good again
    a true friend is precious
    a fine poem
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 2, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, January 2, 2006

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