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Why should I believe you?

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madelyn
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since 09-03-2009
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Purgatory


0 posted 03-23-2011 04:46 PM       View Profile for madelyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for madelyn


She told us we were mean
And we believed
She told us we were dumb
And we believed
She told us we were ugly
And we believed

She asked us how anyone could like us
So now I ask you
Am I really these things?
Or is she just jealous?

She told me I couldnít write
And I believed
She told me us we werenít right
And we believed

Iím scared she might be right
Iím scared that people will see through me
And see
Ugliness
A black heart
A dead mind
Will they still like me?
Call me their friend?
What if all my doubts come true?
She said they wouldÖ
She told us our dreams wonít come true
But hers will
Because she deserves them
And we donít?
We donít deserve nice friends
But she does?
We donít deserve nice things in life
Because she doesnít want us to?
I donít think thatís how it works.
I donít think you have a say.
I donít really care right now.
You do this to everyone, anyway.
You use your insecurities as a base
To tease everyone else

You believe you are dumber than us
So you belittle us into believing we are stupid
You believe we are prettier than you
So you belittle us into believing we are hideous freaks
You believe youíre not going to reach your dreams
So you belittle us into believing we wonít either
You believe you arenít going to be happy
So you belittle us into depression

Yeah, itís all fun and games for you
But to us it can shape our lives
Do you really believe I am weak enough
To believe what you say?
To believe I am so dumb I canít achieve my dreams?
These arenít the questions we should be asking ourselves
I think we should ask:
Why are we friends with you in the first place?

Sadness, like happiness, has its own majestic beauty and must be embraced as a valid emotion, not pushed down as an abnormality.

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XGarapanX
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since 06-19-2008
Posts 1416
Rekjavik Iceland


1 posted 03-24-2011 03:27 PM       View Profile for XGarapanX   Email XGarapanX   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit XGarapanX's Home Page   View IP for XGarapanX

Oh my gumbo. This poem shows a very probing insight and some real wisdom behind the lines written. Though it's imperative in this forum to assess the poem and NOT the poet, I cannot help but to be impressed with both.

∑ī~`∑≠ĽGarapanę≠∑ī~`∑  "Look! Crumbs on his jacketses... Heeee took it!"

maddorani
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since 11-18-2007
Posts 419
houston,tx


2 posted 03-25-2011 02:55 AM       View Profile for maddorani   Email maddorani   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for maddorani

good work
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