If I Understood Me
If I understood me,
how simple life would be.
I wouldn't stand scratching my head
wondering why I did this or that.
When asked "What were you thinking of?"
The answer would be easy to state.
I would understand why I do crazy things,
that puzzle me and everyone else.
I wouldn't lay awake at night,
trying to figure me out,
or hide from those who care
and unable to say why.
I would understand how I feel,
when things don't go as expected,
when I cry for no apparent cause,
or angry for no visible reason.
And when I understand me,
life will be simpler,
For when I understand me,
I can start understanding you.
Carol Wekar 10/11/89