Updated: Sep 3, 2020
What do you see when you look at me?
What image fills your head?
What do you take my look to be?
What do you think I said?
Why do you take the stance you do?
Why do you think that way?
Why do you always have that view?
Why not hear what I say?
How do you know what makes me tick?
How do you read my mind?
How will your first emotion stick?
How will you seek to find?
What I am really all about
What really drives me on
What passion really makes me shout
What vision now is gone
Why life and love has let me down
Why dreams begun to fade
Why laughter hides behind my frown
Why I am so afraid
How things I’ve done have shaped my fate
How friends have set me free
How loneliness has made me wait
How you can help me be
The person who I want to find
The dreamer that I know
The happiness that hides behind
The fear that wants to grow
You have a chance to help me change
A chance to help me see
That what you first think might be strange
Is my normality
The way you act, the way you are
Is guided by your world
It doesn’t always stretch so far
It’s not always unfurled
So don’t be quick to judge me now
Or only choose to see
The things you know or can see how
Try not to preconceive
Be curious and ask me why
I act or think this way
Take time to look me in the eye
And give me chance to say
That I’m unique, we’re not the same
But that is quite okay
We share a hope, we share an aim
We share a love to play
We share a friend, we share a goal
We share a love of wine
We share a love of Northern soul
We share a lack of time
We share a thought that we discuss
We share a common dream
There’s more joins and unites us
Than first it might have seemed
Our difference is who we are
No one of us the same
But underneath and from afar
Its easier to blame
So take a pause before you see
The person who you find
Be patient and so graciously
Be generous, be kind
See who I am behind my mask
The real, authentic me
And just remember, always ask
What my perspective sees.