You don’t know what you’ve had till it’s gone,
We’ve all heard some version of this cliche before.
Yet the most annoying part of this cliche,
Is the truth found in it.
We push, shove, grumble, take for granted, & forget;
Both the things & people that were once so “special”.
Suddenly your favorite shirt is old and out of style;
Your best friend is just not good enough for you.
Obviously there is no comparison between a person & a possession,
Because sadly it’s people we’re best at taking for granted & devaluing.
I’m not excusing or saying that we should be ungrateful for the things we have,
But we shouldn’t wonder how so many people are broken in this world when we can’t give the time of day unless we have a new clock.
Distance defines us,
Words malign us;
Desire & effort subsides within us.
Relationships are seen as “just too hard”.
All give and no take,
Somehow “everyone” is fake.
But, when did we (I) stop being apart of “everyone”?
The strong finger that we’re professionals of pointing at the world,
Suddenly seems it’s aim is off.
Where it should be pointing isn’t out or away from us,
But right back at us.
I’m not asking much,
But don’t blame shift just to have a crutch.
A crutch to make case for your supposed depression,
How “terrible & lonely” you feel.
When if you really took a look at all your “problems”,
A lot of them are choices.
So whether it’s someone you meet by chance & only talk for five minutes,
Someone you were partnered with & experienced a season together,
Or a relative in some form;
If the relationship seems to be nonexistent,
Be transparent about your own efforts before you start an inquisition.
Relationships are a two way responsibility.
If only maintained by one,
It will soon be done.
Not that I think it will be questioned or doubted, but to clarify, I do know how to spell. Essentially the title is “Real Relationships”, I just in my opinion simplified it.