Forget me not

by Jade Novelist

I want to show the faces of the people they chose to forget,
the me who still knew the value of a smile,
the me you made an ambassador for self-hate,
the me you taught to belittle myself so I could fit in.

I want to show the faces of the people they chose to forget,
the me who danced to the beat of a happy heart,
the me who dreamed of being more than a part of another’s memory,
the me who held on to hope more than grudges.

I want to show the faces of the people they chose to forget,
the me who once had a desire to repair the broken pieces,
the me who saw the different shades to a rainbow,
the me who had plans.

I used to be someone before the voices took over,
I was someone I could recognize.

©Jade Novelist, first published in ‘to grow in two bodies’.

Jade Novelist is a South African writer with a passion for novels, short stories and poetry. He is also a qualified chartered accountant, script writer and dancer. His greatest ambition is to change the world’s perception of African art.