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Just Because...

Just because you don’t tell me,
Doesn’t mean I don’t know
Just because you choose to hide it,
Doesn’t mean it doesn’t show

Just because you keep me ignorant
Doesn’t mean I am
Just because you don’t talk
Doesn’t mean I don’t understand

Just because you try to keep me protected
Doesn’t mean I can’t be hurt
Just because you give me shelter
Doesn’t mean I haven’t met with dirt

Just because you act smart
Doesn’t mean I can’t catch your bluff
Just because you sugarcoat life
Doesn’t mean I think it’s all fluff

Just because you’ve got on a mask
Doesn’t mean I don’t know who you are
Just because you hide from me
Doesn’t mean I won’t see you from afar

Just because you keep secrets
Doesn’t mean I won’t find out
Just because you’re living a lie
Doesn’t mean I don’t know you inside out…



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forgottenpenname This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm:
This one is truly amazing. I love the message; how it's all contradictions. Great job on this! <3
 
littlebrownpet replied...
Oct. 22, 2010 at 9:03 am :

Thanks a lot :)

I had actually started with the idea of how my parents think I'm ignorant and don't tell me stuff, but I think it took a pretty good direction... :)

 
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