When no one is watching

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When no one is watching

I am a lady acting out the voices in my head

Struggling to make time faster than it can be; living a life that is far yet to come

Speaking aloud for my inner self to listen

Moving to and fro without a pain in my feet

Smiling at the things yet undone

Regretting the mistakes signed in my heart

When no one is watching

I am a loose lady

Unconscious of the courtesy I keep

Flawless in the sight of my shadow

A lady that changes the past in her head

And predicts the thoughts of her mind.

A lady with many broken fantasies

Good, bad, beautiful and ugly.

And what I do when no one is watching

Leaves a trail in every segments of my life.

I guess that what makes me a writer

Someone with the ability to re-write anything.

© Adichie Babz

Question for you: Who are you when no one is watching?

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonderfully written! That is the question. Thank you for posing to each of us as well.

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    1. Oh and I forgot to mention that I love the way you allow us to get hit by this reality with you:

      ‘And what I do when no one is watching
      Leaves a trail in every segments of my life.’

      Excellent!

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      1. adichiebabz says:

        Thanks :)…whatever we do in this life ends up bouncing back at us, either good or bad.

        Like

    2. adichiebabz says:

      Thanks for commenting…”m glad you like it.

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  2. This is just a most amazing poem . You have a new follower!

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  3. c4crowned says:

    “Unconscious of the courtesy I keep”, That these manners are now habits… It’s really beautiful, more people should read & understand this! Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

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    1. adichiebabz says:

      Thankz..u truly understand my words. Same here…thnkz for lvn a comment 🙂

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  4. theanonymouscherif says:

    First, thoughtful post and well written.
    And you ask who I am when no one’s watching?
    I am a sensualist,an edge of the edge hedonist
    I am all bits and pieces,crumbling under my secret phobias
    I am dark,I am wild
    Globetrotting on the clockhands of time into the future and past in a wanderlust that all but exists in my rainbow head
    I heard you are your real self when alone
    And if people saw me behind closed doors
    Would they see me through new windows?

    Cheerio

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