It May Be Because

July 29, 2010
It may be because you love me so,
that all I do is all I know.
It may be because you hate me so,
that I've learned, a friend's a foe.
It may be because you treasure me so,
that my skin flushes with an iridescent glow.
It may be because you hurt me so,
that my voice trembles, in a state of woe.
It may be because you inspire me so,
that I've become stronger, and learned to grow.
It may be because you beat me so,
that I cower daily, and fear every blow.

It may be because I love you so,
that my heart can't rest,
and let you go.

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thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm

wow, you're a great writer! i love the way the rhyme worked. sometimes, authors get so caught up in making the verses rhyme that they lose the meaning of the actual poem. well you didnt seem to have a problem with that! it takes a true writer to be able to do that.

check out some of my work, too if you'd like. great job on this! keep writing!!(:

Aprilzhang replied...
Aug. 24, 2010 at 10:57 am

Aww, thanks! That's really nice of you:)

I've been writing for a while now, and this is one of the pieces I appreciate the most.

I'm going to look at your work as soon as I hit 'post comment' haha(:

Alice28 said...
Aug. 21, 2010 at 9:54 pm
Really sad. But this kind of stuff happens all over. I like the way you word it. Keep writting.
Aprilzhang replied...
Aug. 24, 2010 at 10:55 am

Thanks for the comment :)

I absolutely agree with you though. I've never had an abuse relationship of any sort, but I've seen it happen, and heard stories, and I hoped that this could reach out to some people.

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