A Ballad Of The Wailing Ghost
Poem By Dora Sigerson Shorter
People assisted with their jumping to conclusions,
Before taking it upon themselves...
To investigate the decisions they make,
Find it extremely difficult to erase this mistake...
Once they have exposed themselves to others,
To have been fools willfully.
And with a doing that promises to stick,
As a depiction they chose and wished...
To be described without a doubt,
In anyone's mind to question.
'I'm not really a fool.'
~Don't worry about it.
I understand your predicament.
It took me years to realize,
There are so many folks...
Who would rather stay in denial,
Than be exposed for who they are.~
I am 'not' a fool.'
~Calm down. Calm down.
Whatever it is you 'choose' to be...
I'm not going to pass judgement.~
'I AM NOT A FOOL.'
I understand. I do.~