Wake Up For Me
Sometimes, we as people become so consumed in the mundane tasks of life that we forget to notice the small beautiful things that constantly surround us.
Wake up Raindrops hit the floor Now again Wake up The slam of the door Get up Now look at you follow through Get up Without knowing for who Get up No choice but to Repeat Repeat until you forget Forget you're alive Forget you exist Repeat Get up! You are so much more Wake up Tell me you're listening Did you hear? The creak of the wooden boards? The flapping of the birds? The drip of the faucet? Wake up There is so much more Listen to me Hear my words Wake up Do you feel the warmth of the sun As I do? Feel the whisper of cold into this dark night? Do you hope to whisper back? Tell me you feel it too Wake up Please can’t you see The stillness Between you and me Stay Stay with me Wake up!
Recently, I’ve noticed the people around me and how they interact with the world. I have realized that as most people walk the school halls, they don’t glance at the windows to look at the trees, but instead stare at their shoes. I have also realized that most people hate rainy days because they feel inconvenienced by their damp hair. I have even realized that that’s not who I am. I’m a person who cares for the small things, things I easily get fascinated with. At first when I began to write out this idea, it stemmed from the feeling of not fitting into the mindset of the people who surround me. As I worked through the poem, I came to realize that this is one of the qualities I value about myself. I couldn’t imagine not seeing the world the way in which I do. Towards the end, “Wake Up for Me” became a call to others to see what I see, feel what I feel. Seeing as in the end, if we don’t have nature then what do we have?
Paola Dominguez is a junior from New York City. She loves to spend her time practicing the electric guitar whenever she can. She tries to imitate the sounds of the favorite bands she loves to sit and listen to. She hopes to explore her writing technique and learn with others who share the same passion this year at Girls Write Now.