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You Are Me

and I am you

By Ward NorcuttPublished 11 months ago 1 min read
You Are Me
Photo by Ozan Can Çiçek on Unsplash

Depending who we talk to

in the busy of our day,

someone kind might perhaps

tell us that we look nice or

regard us with that friendly stranger smile.

Always remember that we are the other person.

Care about the people we bump into and pass by.

Try to not be so terribly absorbed

in our ego,

our own blinkered idea that we are the only

nag pulling a heavy load alone.

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About the Creator

Ward Norcutt

Playwright and poet.

My goal as a writer is to write thoughtful pieces of prose, poetry and stage plays. Hopefully, the end results are entertaining and engaging, with layers of meaning that make sense to the whole or a theme therein.

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  • R. J. Rani11 months ago

    Ah, this might be one of my favorite takes on the prompt, Ward. Thank you for the reminder that *people* aren’t distractions. I’ll be coming back to read this one again. Bravo!

  • Sonia Heidi Unruh11 months ago

    Love the phrase, "our own blinkered idea ...", and the call to empathy. A worthy poem.

  • PK Colleran11 months ago

    You are me and I am you. How different our world would be if we perceived this reality! Super well done.

  • River Joy11 months ago

    Great message, clever wordplay! Very nice.

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