Days Like This – A Poem by Ian Lepkowsky

Days Like This

I always wonder if they’ll miss me when I’m gone
What have I done?
Who will remember?
And I wonder if I’ve even made a difference
And I wonder if there’s anyone I’ve helped
I’m so alone
That’s how I feel
Yet I’m surrounded
By all these people
They say they love me
I make them smile
And still I wonder if it’s worth their while
And still I feel so alone and lost and empty
I miss my home
If I’ve ever had one
I always wonder if they’ll miss me when I’m gone
Perhaps they will
But they’ll never know
Who I really was and how I loved the world
How I loved them all
Even when I hated them
How I loved them all
Because we were all children
Once upon a time
How far we’ve come
In different ways
And yet somehow I get this feeling that we’re all the same
Does it make a difference?
How hard I’m trying
To be a good one
It isn’t easy
I want to help them
Maybe they don’t want help
Maybe they don’t need help
Maybe I’m crazy
Who will help me?
And yet still
I always wonder if they’ll miss me when I’m gone

Ian Lepkowsky

Ian is a passionate writer searching for personal transformation through unconditional self expression. He's also a philosopher, artist, and creator that's interested in video games and food and stuff.

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