Deeper than the surface

I ask you to look below the surface

To base your thoughts on other goals

Not money, glory and gain

Yet you look at me and see a waste

A foolish waste of space looking at

People who matter

Telling you that the waste is ignoring

The things before your eyes

Looking at need not greed

The deeper than surface things

That mean you really have to look

But never just glance

To care, help, look at another being

To give a moment of your day

Is never a waste of time

The real shame is missing

Out on the people you could have known

The conversation you should have had

If you hadn’t thought of it as a waste

Of your precious time.

Ailsa

©️AilsaCawleyPoetry2020

Author: ailsacawley

I have written since I can remember, devouring the stories of Roald Dahl under the covers by torchlight. I have always loved fairy tales, myths and magic. A good deal of the things I write has some truth in it. Others, not. I’m pleased you dropped by, please feel free to leave me a comment or if you’re kind enough to share that’s fine. ☺️

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