I Am – You Are

oldmainer

I recently read a post on Splitspeak.wordpress.com that contained a poem by Shel Silverstein from his book “Every Thing On It”.  It is called “Masks”.  It so typified, to me, how we go through life so conscious of our shortcomings, or just our differences, that we often never see beyond that.  We fail to see that sometimes it is our differences that make us the same.  I have reproduced the poem here followed by my take on the theme.

Masks

“She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by-
And never knew.”
― Shel SilversteinEvery Thing on It

Ted ambled aimlessly down the mall, only half glancing in the windows of the stores that tried to seduce him to enter.  He wasn’t looking for anything in particular.  In fact…

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About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at poormanspoet.wordpress.com to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to I Am – You Are

  1. ramblingsofcraig says:

    Nice writing Bob, I am impressed. Craig

    Like

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