When someone asks you a question, respond.

I’m direct
I’m blunt.
I’m Midwestern.
Call a spade is a spade.

I absorb and learn from criticism.
I pick my ass up after a failure.

If I ask a question, I expect an answer.
I’m not asking just to make noise.

I’m waiting for the answer.
Even if that answer is negative.
Even if you think I won’t like the answer.

And if I asked two questions, I am looking for the answer to both questions.

I am sorry if you have trouble offering a negative answer.
Or any answer at all.
Not my problem.

But it is my problem when I am trying to schedule my life and I asked the question for a reason.

The avoidance becomes disrespectful and rude.

My ire doesn’t matter – because I’m still waiting for your answer.

I’m not playing a game, its my Life.


I toss and turn
can’t sleep

all the questions I ask
all the answers I anticipate
all the time I give

not a question in return

when you have built on giving, when does it become your turn to receive?

Do you see the Light?

34thCan you find the patience?
Should the restrictions be loosened?
Have you found forgiveness?
Are you able to forgive?
Do you understand?
Can you see the big picture?
Will you accept?

I will and I can (said very quietly)

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