You Say

You Say by J♡

You don’t want to know what I have to say

You say you’re trying to keep negativity away

Well this is a part of me, but pay attention and there’s more you’d see

You don’t understand because it’s not affecting your life

It’s changed mine, but I put up a hell of a fight

If only you’d read the words on your screen

You’d see what I’ve accomplished and be proud of me

I’m finding my passion while hopefully helping another

Something you’d notice if only you’d bother

I’m exhausted trying to get your attention

I’ve wasted tears just hoping you would listen

You say you want negativity out of your life

So when you ask how I am, I’ll tell you I’m alright

I will tell you that I’m doing fine

If only for your own peace of mind

Thank you for reading.

With love,


11 thoughts on “You Say

  1. Damn fine writing 😘 and yes “I’m fine, I’m alright,” is just for others peace of mind. Have you ever noticed how sometimes someone asks how you are and if start to tell them they glaze over. Loved the post x

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    1. Thank you, Charlie. 💛 Oh yes, so many times. When did “how are you” become a standard of politeness instead of a genuine question? I think we as people, get so wrapped up in our own crap that we forget to care about others and what they may be going through. Anyway, I’m so glad you liked the poem, thank you. I hope you are well.

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  2. Wow! You did it again; wrote another great one! Our routine response to the question of how we are doing is usually “good, you?” But the other day I actually had the guts to say afterward, ” Wait, no, I lied. I’m having a crappy day, but hopefully it will get better. ” The look on their face was one of “I don’t really care because I wasn’t listening anyway. ” I truly hope you have A GREAT day today. Love you so much, Mom

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    1. Thanks Momma. I love you! I’m glad you spoke up and said how you were actually doing, even if the other person wasn’t listening. Sometimes it helps just to say out loud how we actually feel. You know who you can always talk to and say exactly how you’re feeling😉. Xoxo


    1. Thank you.💛 Yes, I’m the same way, especially in face to face conversation. The eyes can reveal so much more than the words someone speaks. Know that when I ask how you are doing, I want the truth. I hope that you are good, but if you’re not, I want to hear that too.


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