Thursday, April 7, 2011

If You Really Knew Me...

Do you ever feel that the people around you really don't know you at all? Sometimes, I put up walls that make it hard to know my true feelings. Sometimes, people don't even try to really know me. This week, Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop inspired me to write about what others would realize if they truly knew me. 



If you know me, you know that my favorite color is blue.
If you really knew me, you would say that my favorite color is the gray of the ocean after a storm.

If you know me, you know that I want to travel the world, to see the sights.
If you really knew me, you would see that I'm comfortable in my little house, in the safety of its walls.


If you know me, you know that I have a gift for scathing sarcasm.
If you really knew me, you would hear insecurity rising in the intonations of my voice.


If you know me, you know that I've got my whole life planned from now to forever.
If you really knew me, you would realize I'm terrified to make the wrong choice, to fail.

If you know me, you know that I'm an introvert.
If you really knew me, you would hear the neediness in my silences.

If you know me, you know that I'm trying to grow up.
If you really knew me, you would see that I need my momma just like everyone else.


If you know me, you know that I don't like to stand out in the crowd.
If you really knew me, you would hear me shouting, "Here I am! Notice me!"

If you really knew me, you would know that I want it all. 


16 comments:

Patrice said...

I love this - it speaks to my soul!

Karen and Gerard said...

I like the way you did this--very interesting! You get an A from me on this assignment!

Stopping by from writer's workshop. Here's a link to mine: http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2011/04/ill-wear-white-pants-if-i-want-to.html

Kimberly said...

I love the way you crafted this piece. The "surface" you, then the deeper real you.

Stopped by from Mama Kat's.

mjrodriguez said...

A very, very cool post!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

I like that! That post had me smiling!
Nicely done.

I, too, participated in Mama Kat's workshop today.

thepsychobabble said...

I like the way you did this! And it's so true, isn't it? That what we know of a person is really just perception.

Em @ Inspired Coincidences said...

I loved that you included the facade of you and the real you. It's so true, we all have the outside and the inside, what people think and what is really true. Great post!

visiting from Mama Kat's

BloggyDaddy said...

I like this as well. Love the contradictions, and we all have them. Cool post.

Jessica said...

I like how you wrote this with the differences between if you know me and if you really know me. I am very much like you in some of these areas.

Emily said...

A really well done post! I did the same prompt and took a completely different direction.

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

loved this, loved how you took 2 viewpoints, beautifully done and lovely to stop by and say hi x

theworkinghousewife said...

I loved this. Beautifully written! :)

Jenna said...

i love the way you show what others see on the surface, and what is in the layers beneath it, too. I am glad to get to know you! I wrote my prompt this week from the "if you really knew me" line too.

Dawn said...

I really like how you wrote this. Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

LeadingMama said...

Your take on this prompt is awesome. It highlights the fact that even the people who know us don't REALLY know us. So, so true. I can count on one hand the people who REALLY know me. Or maybe no one does. Wow -- that's a lonely realization!

DIAPERS in the DESERT said...

Love the way you wrote this! Love it!

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