“Write as of no one would ever see your words”.
I saw this statement on Twitter yesterday and it really made me stop and think, what would I write if my words would never been seen?
Would I tell you that I am pissed off at humanity, that the images I see and the news I read from around the world actually makes me sick at times to be part of the human race.
The disgusting way we are treating the refugees from Syria. Destroying make shift homes, attacking those that already have nothing. Treating them as the enemy as they flee from all they know all they love.
The current state of the political system the way it’s leaving people soul destroyed. Budgets being slashed for the things that really matter, social care disappearing, vulnerable people being left in crisis.
The NHS slowly being sold off to rich selfish corporations whose only compassion is for the money it can make.
People coming second to financial gain.
Would I tell you that I truly believe the world has changed. Gone is the love each other sentiment of this planet to love myself.
The art of conversation is lost, gone are the days of real words and sentiment now we are a society of text talk or emojis.
If my words were not to be seen by anyone I would tell you that I worry. I truly worry for society. That I wish people would wake up and realise that we aren’t meant to walk through this life on our own. That our actual DNA needs to us to be sociable and to build relationships.
We need to think outside ourselves. That the greatest joy can be found in giving not in taking.
If my words were never to be seen maybe I would admit that I’m tired of selfishness. Of seeing some that have so much and others that have nothing.
I’m angry at the rise of homelessness, emotionally corrupt landlords raising rents that only the elite can afford. Forcing families who have lived in an area for generations to have to move away from all they know, all they love. We are building lines between those that have and those that don’t.
If my words were never to be seen I would admit that I too have to change.
That I know I can be selfish at times. That my expectations of others can sometimes be to high. That I need to learn to let things go.
If my words were never to be seen I would admit that I hurt.
That sometimes I actually feel as if my heart may physically break. That I’m tired of pretending, that I crave to be true. That sometimes I don’t want to be the bigger person or rise above it. I want to call some out on their behaviour. Tell them it’s not ok.
If my words were not to be seen.
Well then they would be just words. A formation of letters that hold no power.
Words are to be seen.
To be shared
To be experienced.
So I’m writing today without fear, writing with my heart wide open.
For I want my words to be seen.
I want my words to matter,
But most of all I want my words to be my truth.