on the outside looking in

December 6, 2007

You never look
at me.
I often look
at you.

You have
those things
I am told
bring happiness.

I have
those things
I am told
bring shame.

I look into
the restaurant –

you spend
my week’s wages
in a night

so elegant
so white

table cloths
and candles
fine wines
and waiters.

I could go on
and on,

but I have been ordered
to move along…

9 Responses to “on the outside looking in”

  1. qazse Says:

    a repost from January.

  2. christine Says:

    It’s funny- this time of year inspires the best in folks while also bringing out the worst simultaneously.

    Where is our focus? What are our priorities?
    Not only at this time but every day?
    What matters?

    That is what your poem brought to my heart.

  3. qazse Says:

    Ah yes the duplicity of these holidays. Like the Megadeath Christmas Album.

    We all cry over Dicken’s Christmas Carol then laugh at terms like Trailer Trash.

    We are at such odds with ourselves.


  4. mikaelah Says:

    elegant poem. so evocative.

  5. qazse Says:

    thank you for the compliment

  6. 1godsgal Says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever read so few words with such powerful meaning. Very well done. Oh, besides “It is finished” 🙂

  7. qazse Says:

    Thank you! I am not sure what you meant by “Oh, besides ‘It is finished'”. I am curious.

  8. 1godsgal Says:

    I found you at Christians web-page..They were the next to the last words that the Lord said before dying on the cross….they are powerful words to me as a Christian.

  9. qazse Says:

    Thanks, the “Oh besides” threw me off. Peace.

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