This is me. These are my thoughts and ideas and this is my life. I would like to write a book that someone besides myself would want to read. I dream of a better tomorrow, not just for myself but for our country and our world. I love animals and nature and people sometimes scare me even though I will throw myself between a dog I don't know and my own dog. If you follow me hopefully I will make it a habit to write and you will learn more as we go, and hopefully I will too.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
PAD Day 21 - What I Am
What I Am
As the youngest girl, and invisible middle child
I never thought I would be an ambassador.
Not for a country or an organization, although most certainly one of
I am an ambassador for my family.
Funerals, weddings, reunions, birthdays,
it is I who show up.
When asked about the others
I paint a rosy picture of where they are
and what they are doing.
Everyone knows who I am, but in my position in the family
they never remember my name.
I was not the pretty one, the smart one, the athletic one, the
If they had noticed, I was the one with my
face buried in a book under a tree,
pretending I had run away and all
I needed to do all day was live in my head.
I was the one in the background at family events,
washing and drying dishes,
listening to family gossip
and where the girls went clubbing
and where they stole their make-up.
I knew when my sister started smoking
and when my brother got blithering drunk at a party
when he was supposed to be at a friend’s house.
I knew these things but they were safe with me.
As the quiet one I thought I would be safe from having to
Now that I’m older, I am the ambassador for my family.
If someone is looking for information about someone they contact me.