You look familiar.
I’ve seen you before.
You pass me on the street.
You have been hectoring me,
Whenever you see me.
You look at me with disdain.
You feel the need to degrade me.
You just want to rain on my parade.
I’m not prodigious like you.
I’m just taciturn in your eyes,
Someone who is unworthy.
But I do have worth.
You just need to open your eyes
And learn to see
The extraordinary in the ordinary.
(Exactly 79 words)
Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “familiar.”
Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (hectoring), The Daily Spur (feel), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (degrade), My Vivid Blog (rain), Your Daily Word Prompt (prodigious), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (taciturn), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (the extraordinary in the ordinary).