Reflection

Stop!

Why are you looking at me like that?

Like you know me

Like you have been where I’ve been

Like you know what I’ve been through

Like you’ve gone through it with me

Stop it!

It’s as if you were there when they made fun of me

It’s as if you were afraid when you discovered who I was

It’s as if you know my insecurities better than I do

Stop it!

Why are smiling at me like you are so familiar?

Why are poking at me like you know what I need to do?

Stop it!

How come you like the same songs as me?

How come you are humming right along as if you feel the melody?

How come you smile at me like you really know me?

How can you face me like you’re forcing me to face myself?

Stop it!

Aren’t you feeling yourself a tad too much?

Aren’t you getting a little too close for comfort?

Aren’t you stepping too far over the line?

Stop it!

Oh, so now you wanna chuckle

Oh, so now you wanna tap me on the shoulders

Oh, so now you wanna get irritated

Well, stop it!

You act is if you really know me

You act as though I’m closer to you than I know

You look at me as if I don’t know who you are

Stop it!

I don’t like how impatient you are getting with me

Quit it!

I’m trying to remember where I know you from

Don’t!

It’s not as if I’m not trying to understand what you’re trying to tell me

What?

Oh, I see

The reflection that I see

Is me.

(C) March 2010, By Author G. D. Grace for Dephilroartra Productions

Author, G. D. Grace; Published (C) March 2010

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About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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