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I Wish You Could

Who are you to judge me
If I spit fire and venom?
Who are you to dissect me
If I grow eight heads?
Who are you to spurn me
If I dare disobey?
Who are you to isolate me
If I fight back against you?


Who are you to sympathize?
As if you had any sympathy.
Who are you to whisper?
As if you don’t want me to hear.
Who are you to laugh?
As if you can’t feel my pain.
Who are you to understand?
As if you can comprehend yourself.

I have done none of these things.
No fighting back, disobeying you,
Growing eight heads, nor
Spitting fire and venom.

Yet you still retract,
You still judge, dissect,
Spurn, and isolate.
You cannot comprehend,
Cannot feel my pain,
Cannot whisper too quietly,
Cannot sympathize.

I wish you could.



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black-wing-angel said...
Apr. 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm
luv this poem! Unfortenetly, I'm living it, too!  >~<  Keep up the good work!
 
JoPepper said...
Apr. 17, 2011 at 3:19 pm
I luv this! words can't describe how much I luv this!!!!!!!!! :D
 
nickykens This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm
I love it!  The only suggestion I would have is changing this line "Who are you to sympathize?
As if you had any sympathy." it seems redundant, using sympathy twice.  It's a minor suggestion; I loved the whole thing.
 
MusicSoul666 said...
Apr. 14, 2011 at 8:13 pm
 wow !
 
SaMiLoVe97 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm
I looove this!!!!!(: Amazinnnn' job. i really hope you keep writin'
 
4ever_and_always said...
Apr. 13, 2011 at 7:04 pm
I really liked this. Like alot. Good job, this is a great poem.
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:22 pm
I love this captain. I am loving the first stanza and its compliance with "oh, um what is that? is that a poem?" yes and i am loving it.-we are so not saying what they want to hear. do your dance captain.
 
Duane replied...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

great job keep it up 

 

 
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