Not because I care – Blogmas Day 20



I often ponder what you’re doing

with your life. In the late night I wonder

where you have been, the things

you have seen, the people

you have met and loved along the way.

I wonder if you loved me then.

I wonder if you still love me now.

Not because I care but because

I just want to know.


I want to know if you’ve grown,

if you’ve cut your hair or got

tattoos. I need to know you are ok. That you are fine. That you are well.

I think of you from time to time

and I wonder where you are, what you do,

who you’re with. If you’re happy. I wonder

who you are now. If you still exist –

the person that you were. Are they still alive?

Or only in my mind. In memories.

I only wonder because I’m curious

not because I care.


Charlene McElhinney

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1 Comment

  1. December 21, 2017 / 12:13 am

    Another deep and meaningful poem. Keep it up Charlene!

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