Todays post is part of Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. The prompt I chose was: Write a list of 5 or 10 sentences that begin with the words ‘No one ever asked me’; then, write about one of them in detail, or use them all in a poem, or use several in a personal description of yourself.
- No one ever asked me to join a choir
- No one ever asked me to join a dance troop
- No one ever asked me to bake them a cake
- No one ever asked me to be a cheerleader
- No one ever asked me to operate on them
I try to make you better when you don’t feel well…
I fix your boo boos, your hurts and your spills.
I try to make things better when you feel like hell.
But love alone can’t remedy your ills…
I give you sustenance to keep you alive
I fry, bake or broil, whatever it will take.
But it doesn’t matter how I help you thrive
Because no one ever asked me to bake them a cake.
I’ll stand in your corner and rally your cause…
I’ll stand up to your foes and I’ll swallow my fear.
The things that I do should not give you pause
But no one ever asked me if I wanted to cheer.
I can’t translate the feeling, the tempo, the beat…..
That I feel in my heart, I’m in a trance.
I can feel the rhythm from my head to my feet…
But no one asked me to join in their dance.
I can hear the music in my head as it splatters….
Who cares that the tune I would sing is all wrong?
I don’t know the words or think that it matters…
Because no one ever asked me to sing along.