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Don't Confuse

5 minute quick write.
don't confuse me with all the things I'm meant to be
don't confuse me with all the boxes you try to force on me
I am an individual growing, thriving, learning
don't judge what you don't know
don't trample my room to grow
you don't have to agree
but you don't have to judge
life's too long to hold that grudge

don't confuse my actions with my words
those might be contradictory
and therefore absurd
words go round and round about me
or so I've heard
don't confuse people's opinions for the facts

don't confuse your life with mine
we are different
not connected
don't harm me
your words are infected
don't confuse my love for hate

don't confuse me with your words so sour
my words are my words and therefore my power
you have no right to constrain my thoughts
my thoughts are mine and free to flow
don't confuse what you think with the things you know.





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