The Shirley you all know and love, written by Jenna

Who is she?

This Shirley…

The one who is known and loved.

She is not me. I cannot be.

Will you not see? I am still somebody.

My feelings are deep. Though you think

I’m a bitch and a creep

For words I spewed out

That may have only come across

As cheap Jabs and crabs and painful stabs

With only hatred to reap.

My words Out of her face.. Can you not see me, Even a trace?

My being is lost in Time and Space.

Rejected, Dejected and Subjected

To everyone’s need for someone else

Do you think I go unaffected

Knowing I am unselected By an entire world searching for Shirley.

It was not unexpected, but I feel disconnected And defective.

In a body that’s 43,\line I am only 16.

Sometimes my mouth runs, And it is not clean.

Sometimes I spew the anger within.

It comes out mean, maybe obscene, But it is not as though I think I’m the Queen.

A know it all.. I’ll never preen.

My name is Jenna, I am not Shirley.

You will say

You do not know me.

But I am part of what you know, Even if you have not Assumed me to be.

For each of us, inside this shell.. Compose the Shirley You think you know so well.

And though An individual name May not ring a bell,

A twinkle, a mannerism, A particular view

May have a tale of its own to tell.

We, the "insiders" You’d like to weed out

Were once a seed of survival That did sprout

And without us all being here

I have no doubt The Shirley you all know and Love..

You’d be without.

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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