They Wonder by Veronica Thornton

Momma said Baby you gone gave to grow a thick skin

People will treat you different

because they can’t be bothered to see what’s within

Daddy said there would be times

where your hands will have to look out for your behind

because everyone can’t handle what’s on your mind

you may have to put them to sleep at least one time

yet they wonder why I don’t say much.

See I choose not to waste my words

when I speak I want you to know

I meant what you heard

sometimes people speak loud without making a sound

easily mistaken for sitting back to simply observe

that’s when you start to hit raw nerves

watch the words people are demonstrating

some oblivious to what they are miscommunicating

then again they wonder why I don’t say much.

So much love out the mouths of babes

but you choose to take your hate to the grave

and force children to become mental slaves

showing them how you behave

making it so that no one will be saved

Oh but you look at me funny

because I didn’t come from money

and then tell me Oh it ain’t like that honey

you can’t help the situation until you get some education

meanwhile you’re missing what the children are facing

you wait for someone approved to co-sign

even though it’s logical in your own mind

when you look for excuses

so many of those you will always find

I mean people judge you anyway

many just let their words run away

some never listen or watch what they say

while others understand the ways words like to play

and know some words can’t just be washed away

yet they wonder why I don’t say much.


© Veronica Thornton

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Excerpt from the book “Universal Colloquies Inside of Me”

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About the Author

Veronica Thornton a.k.a. Vee was always gifted with the art of verbal and written communication although she was never a big talker yet quite the observer and listener.

Vee currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio is a survivor of domestic violence and mother of two. In her youth she wrote notes to herself and others when she could not verbalize what she was feeling. Many thought her writings to be poetic and inspiring in nature. Her empathetic feelings caused her to keep writing later in life as a way to release all the emotions and questions that were presented to her that otherwise remained nonverbal. While most of her writings remained private it was during her educational pursuits Vee was strongly encouraged to pursue a writing career due to her versatility in topics, styles and ability to articulate her thoughts in a clear, creative yet relatable manner.

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