Come As You Are by Raymond Roy
Unlocking the gate.
It swings open. Listening over my shoulder. Listening for someone. Anyone. To stop me from locking the gate behind me.
Is that you Jesus?
Maybe I should leave it unlocked, just in case. Not so fast..A wiseman once told me, ”Expectation destroys gratitude.” He also said, “Anger is poison you drink, and expect your enemy to die.”
“Come as you are”
What first does that even mean?
Like many other catch phrases, over used. Just something people say. Like, “love ya, love ya guys..
It’s just something people say..
Come as you are…
So you can be judged whether you belong?
Come as you are,
- You speak the same language
- You are of the same race
- Have the same sexual preference
- Never question our truth even if you know them to be lies.
- When push comes to shove don’t make waves.
- Accept that if you to leave you will now be the enemy.
“Come as you are, as you were
As I want you to be
As a friend, as a friend
As an known enemy”-Nirvana
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction thank you to our host.
Photo prompt “No trespassing” Copyright Sascha Darlington
A little darker poetry than usual, as my Old Man (Dad, Gerald) would say, “kinda heavy”. This is my first non lyrical poem. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for reading.