Be My Friend

December 16, 2009
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You say we created
I say we destroyed

You say we are the best


I say we are low


Noone understands why I feel this way

I can’t explain
It’s my life

My life
My feelings
My thoughts

My life

Don’t hate me
Don’t look down on me
because I don’t like us

Who is us?
Us is simple.
Us is bad.


Us is people


We’ve destroyed, we’ve killed

We’ve loved

and hated

and destroyed

People wrapped up in their own little world

Just themselves
What they are doing
What they did
You, Yourself, and You

And I hate it

Selfish, Careless, Shallow and Rude

This is most people I have met

Not caring about those who you don’t affiliate with

Just those you are friendly with
And even then

It’s only about you.

Don’t you care? Don’t you see what is happening?

Of course not.

You see only you

Your reflection
A mirror

And only you

Not the destruction, sadness, and wrong doing
Just you
And you do not even see when you do it.

And it makes me sick

You just see a smile, a pretty face

I see a shallow soul, a masking facade
Masking you carelessness from others

But it would not matter without the mask
You don’t wear it half the time anyway

They don’t care either

So please, oh please

Start caring

But you will not, I wasted my breath

So please, oh please

Show me someone who does care
bring them here
And be my friend

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Disillusioned This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 30, 2010 at 6:57 pm
This is brilliant! I feel the exact same way but couldn't have written it so simply and understandably with such a potent, clear voice. Thanks so much for writing this!
dragonbiscuits This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 31, 2010 at 8:33 am
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it! And it's always nice to hear someone feels the same!
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