The Window

I was standing on the outside like a stranger

Peering through this window and I recognized everyone inside

I could hear laughter and inaudible conversations

Everyone appeared to be having a great time

Until I scanned the room

That’s when Isaw this one person leaning up against a far wall not smiling

With folded arms I watched this individual who seemed quite disconnected

This person struck me as someone immersed in private thoughts

Something inside of me started aching because I sensed that there was hurt

I couldn’t walk away from the window without trying to understand why there was so much pain

I felt a jump in the breeze and heard autumn leaves rustling on the ground around me

I touched the window and it felt warm which assured me that everyone inside should be cozy

I stepped back but never stopped looking inside

I was filled with adolescent curiosity and intrigued by this individual’s lackluster presence

I wondered why someone surrounded by so much joy wasn’t smiling

I tightened the scarf around my neck to keep the cold air from seeping in

I paced back and forth outside of that window confused by this person solemn demeanor

I contemplated on what to do, and just as I was about to walk away it came to me

The person I saw leaning against that wall was the person that I used to be

With a smile on my face I was finally able to walk away from

The Window

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

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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2 Responses to The Window

  1. Robert Clark says:

    Great poem, very deep, and congratulations!

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