Are We In This Together | Poetry Interlude

are we in this together
Photo by Dev Asangbam on Unsplash

Are we in this together?
What we have here – is constantly unclear.
Different races, like contrasting cuts of leather.
I may be crazy – You may be weird.

Are we in this together?
You have gods I never heard of before.
You’re an introvert – like I was, too.
I say “Hello” but you shut the door. . .

Are we in this together?
He was just striving to give life substance.
Or lay to rest anxiety. . . depression. . .
She just wanted to give writing a chance.

Are we in this together?
Maybe communication is the thing we lack.
If you want to try and make this work. . .
When I leave a comment, do you promise to write back?

Are You on This Ride, Too? Β© TheFragranceWriter.com 2020, except where noted otherwise. All rights reserved.

Author: Jay Bleu

β€œI started writing poetry but fell in love with fragrances. So this is my new blend. . .”

90 thoughts on “Are We In This Together | Poetry Interlude”

      1. Haha just about all the different people on here, interacting together. Not always meshing. It was actually inspired from Fruitcakes by Jimmy Buffet. Although the end product didn’t really come out the same. . .

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      1. I so agree with this post, Jay, and I especially loved your line about the different cuts of leather being sewn together. It made for some vivid imagery. Sometimes we can misunderstand others, especially when they come from a different country and English is not their first language, and instead of asking them to clarify what they meant, we go on the defensive and unintentionally hurt them by trying to defend ourselves. This world needs large doses of kindness and long suffering towards others and it is so easy to forget that sometimes.

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      2. Right, that just happened to me recently where it seemed like someone was offended with my innocent comment because I misunderstood their blog. I like what Bob said, “If I meet somebody who I don’t think likes me I say to myself, ‘Bob, this one is temporarily out of order. ‘ Don’t break the connection just hang up and try again.”

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  1. We are never alone if we can bring our feelings to light. There will always be a voice that will accompany your singing and the doors only close when the wind of solitude is stronger than the intention of looking at the world through the window.
    Very good your poem. I enjoyed reading your verses.
    Manuel

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  2. Really loved this and feel it relates to my situation at present too. (Misunderstandings, failures in communication, people of 25 unable to recognise the perspective of someone who’s 90.) And the comments equally intriguing.

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  3. Brilliant! Can’t stop reading over and over again!
    This is my favorite part so far.

    “Are we in this together?
    He was just striving to give life substance.
    Or lay to rest anxiety. . . depression. . .
    She just wanted to give writing a chance.”

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