“Curious & Confused” written by Author G . D. Grace


Sweet without asking for  more…

Than I can give

Closer to complete

Regardless of how I looked…

In spite of the mistakes I made

Real without critique

Minus judgements

Lighter than the air breathed

You entered the realm of me

Afraid to reveal your true self

So afraid of what they whispered

Too weak to stand on your own

You hated me because I knew

As if I were the reason why…

Blaming me for what had been revealed

Dismissing those times we shared

As if they didn’t exist

And I took it without a challenge

Because as long as I knew

Why should it matter…

And when we came back together

We were strangers

Looking at each other differently

As if to forget

But that was your reaction

I just looked at you bewildered

Wondering why you buckled

Puzzled by why it even mattered

And where are we right now?

So close to done

I sit across from you

I see

I observe

I notice

I play the game too

Why bother when denial infects you

I was the scapegoat

It was all on me

You were an unwilling participant

Yelling and spewing deception

For probing ears

As if it could erase what I saw

Like it could void the role you played in this

There was no reluctance

There was no resistance

You watched my eyes amused

We went back and fourth for days

Teasing and taunting for weeks

Suppressing our desires for months

And here we are years later

Playing the same games

With different rules

I don’t hate you


I adapted

Like I’ve always done

But lately I’ve grown tired

Weary from your show

Burnt out from watching you



Look past

Look to the left

Then to the right

Catching that stolen glance

The whole charade

Frustration is full

I’m geared to walk

Leave you here

Alone in this space

Right where I found you

Curious and confused

Hoping you’d meet

Someone like me

Back to square one

I’ve traveled as far as I can

With you

It was


But now

It’s a done deal

I had to get to this place

For whatever reason I had to

Go this far


Perhaps one day I’ll understand but for now…

I’m gone.

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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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