No Understanding

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

No Understanding


You might think that you know me

but you haven’t a clue,

totally wrong in your

so clouded view.

I might be a mess, I don’t deny it,

confidence shattered,

you have no idea,

as if that really mattered.

Don’t stand in judgement

for all it does show

is your lack of compassion,

how little you know.

You’ll not understand me so

don’t even try;

you are completely clueless

in who, what or why.

Go look in the mirror and

see what you see;

but I’m telling you this --

it sure isn’t me!


Submitted: January 13, 2018

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Mike S.

Sad, Hully, but excellent!

Sat, January 13th, 2018 7:36pm


Thanks, Mike.

Sat, January 13th, 2018 11:52am


This is amazing, Hully! Very well done...we often feel this way.

Sat, January 13th, 2018 7:59pm


Thanks, jaylisbeth. Some people seem to have no understanding at all!

Sat, January 13th, 2018 12:05pm

Sue Harris

Great stuff Hully... hear hear!

Sat, January 13th, 2018 9:09pm

Tom Allen714

I really liked it Hull...Tom...

Sat, January 13th, 2018 10:15pm


Thank you, Tom.

Sat, January 13th, 2018 3:21pm

Dr. Acula

Totally get it , totally understand it, totally know why you said it.
It just aggravates me that it has to be said. However, if they don't get it after its been said, then they'll never get. You know that old can lead a horse to water but you can't make them can give a person a brain , but you can't make them think )
Should just make you realize how much higher you are...than them :D
Alas, the good fight always continues on, so in the meantime, guess we'll have to make some adjustments, put on our heavy boots, and kick a little butt along the way :D

Sun, January 14th, 2018 2:36am


Ha! Thanks for that comment, Doc. It sure brought a smile!

Sun, January 14th, 2018 5:24am

john regan

I took the poem to be a inward look at oneself, Hulla. I may have got this wrong. I thought it was about the doubts s person possesses and that we aren't who we think we are. Those multiple voices in our head that sometimes encourage but other times berate us.
A line from a song: 'Be who you are I tell myself, but my self tells me, we can't be anybody else.,

Sun, January 14th, 2018 11:20am


Actually it was written as a response to people who think they know who you are and what you should do, when in fact they do not have the slightest clue. But it could be taken personally too, for who really knows themselves really well.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read and to comment.

Sun, January 14th, 2018 5:29am

Jeff Bezaire

Wow, I love how this can be read as if talking to someone or talking to yourself. I love the defiance and frustration expressed - of being under-valued or underestimated; of being misunderstood. It's difficult for anyone to truly know someone. It's a tricky thing to know yourself - we're always surprising ourselves or underestimating our abilities throughout life. But it's so easy to judge someone or think you've determined who they are by a simple act or word they've spoken or by how they carry themselves. "Judging a person does not define who they are; it defines who you are."
Never let their judgement affect who you are.
If only people were interested in getting to know one another instead of building walls and passing judgement from atop their fort.
A deep, well-worded piece, Hully. A great punch at the end!

Sun, January 14th, 2018 9:06pm


You said it there, Jeff, defiance and frustration -- just what was going on in my head, and anger at apparently being judged. I get sick of being found lacking, failing in the things I have to do -- and I'll admit, I'm one of my harshest critics.
Even if someone was here in my house they would not be inside my head.
Thanks for that comment, Jeff, I think you understood exactly what I meant.

Sun, January 14th, 2018 1:20pm

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