Attention

Attention

Attention, attention,
Everybody needs some,
wants some,
gotta gotta get some.
Most believe a little attention
will keep them from being lonely.
Most believe a little attention
will keep them from weeping.
Most believe a little attention
means they’re an important person.
Most believe a little attention
will help them pass the time.
It can be an obsession.
Gotta get that attention.
Gotta get some now.

Some get attention by being good.
Some get attention by being bad.
Some get attention by being honest.
Some get attention by being authentic.
Some get attention by being dishonest.

Some get attention by trying to live a lie.
Some get attention by being dumb.
Some get attention by being smart.
Some get attention by stealing it from others.
Some get attention whether they want it or not.
Some just can’t seem to get enough attention
no matter what they try.

The secret to attention
is learning that you’re okay even without it.
The secret to attention
is that those who have too much
usually want less.
The secret to attention
is learning that sometimes when it seems
like you don’t have any
is when you’ve got a lot.
The secret to attention
is learning that when you get too much
the attention you get
can become more important than you.

Dewey Dirks

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