A Lonely Mind

It must be lonely to live

With astute thoughts floating

Inside your brilliant mind,

But I am too shy to confess

That I cannot understand

Most of the words that pour

Out of your soul, but the tone

Of your voice makes me believe

That there must be something

Quite meaningful and deep

Behind the words you speak,

And most of the times

I am a little scared to

See you talk the way you do

As if all of this time

You had been dying to babble

To your heart’s content,

But were held back only

By the lack of available ears,

For I know that you deserve

A much better pair than mine

Which lead to places

Far beyond the confines of

Two narrow canals in the skull,

To the areas of brain where

Concrete sentences are broken

Down into snippets that make

Perfect sense, and to regions

Where memories are made,

Kept, stored, retrieved,

And remade from time to timeβ€”

I wonder if the blank look

In my eyes gives me away,

I wonder how many perplexed

Faces you talk to in a day?

This is unfair, this is not okay!


“I’m a misunderstood genius.”
“What’s misunderstood?”
“Nobody thinks I’m a genius.”
Bill Watterson

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  1. I’ve felt this many times in my life (and still do) when I’m around certain people. I feel like I can’t keep up with them and that intimidates me into generally avoiding them. My deafness plays a role, of course, as it make me unable to understand even basic conversation, but this applies to online communication for me as well. There are so many good writers here on WordPress and I feel reluctant to reach out to them for this reason. As always, I can certainly identify with the theme of your poem. Your words are beautiful and sort of heart-breaking at the same time. Believe me when I say I’ve had that blank look in my eyes way too often. This is a brilliant, touching piece, Aaysid. Thanks for sharing this with us. πŸ™‚

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