Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Please hear what I’m not saying

I wear a dark mascara, I wear Jimmy Choos
I drool over Chanel, I have a collection of a million shoes
I wear a confidence that only a few can muster
If I have to get there, I tend to get there faster.
But try to see the lines embedded beneath that eye
The soreness that comes, when the heel gets high.
I don’t do it all for me, I am sometimes suffering
Will you please hear what I’m not saying?

I am ruthless, I have broken all rules
I am just perfect, never have those blues.
I eat mutton on Tuesday, Temples are not for me
Feminism, AIDS, oh, I care a damn about child literacy.
But did you hear I make kind gestures to the poorest stranger
I want to sponsor a girl child, want to help her like a mother
Every night before sleeping, you’ll see me praying
But you can’t for its silent…Please hear what I’m not saying.

If I crack silly jokes, it doesn’t mean I have a non-existent IQ
If I act like a teenager, it doesn’t mean I haven’t grown up like you.
No, I won't drop the act 'coz I like it that way
And I don't want your sympathy, don't think too much after this essay.
Just be aware of the mask, 'coz like you most of the time I’m playing
Like you, I need to be heard, but first, Please hear what I’m not saying.

Inspired by this


  1. Beautiful. People often judge you by the way you look and act around them. What they don't realize is that you are the real you when alone. I wrote a very similar poem once. Do read is you can. http://www.soulintoxicated.net/2009/03/tell-me.html

  2. Awesome! :)
    Co-existence of the two, at its best!

  3. @The Lover: It should not matter also when 'people' judge you wrongly. What hurts is when people whom you thought were close to you and understood you judge you that way.

    @Akansha: thanks :)

    @Prachi: So i'll see you active here? cribbing works :)

  4. Very beautiful poem. loved it!

  5. I heard what you didn't say - now can I 'not' say what you want to hear? :P

    (Kidding - lovely post this) Will hop around here for more...adieu!

  6. @Prathima: thanks :)

    @Phatichar: yess.. becoz i heard you.. didnt u mean u loved the poem!? lol

  7. Shocking as well as entertaining,it works so well basically coz it manages to shed pseudo inhibitions n pretense saying 'be what you are' minus the drama n songs n intervals:-)


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