September 10, 2012
Do you believe the lies

That you let the whole world see?

Are you really this person?

It doesn't seem that way to me.

Why do you change your mind

Just to please your so-called friends

I wish you'd be yourself

So that we could make amends.

You crave their approval,

Hanging on their every word.

The idea of letting go-

Is it really that absurd?

I miss the person from before

The one you used to be

The one that smiled and laughed and danced

So happy and so free

Does that person still exist,

Buried deep inside?

Tell her to come back again,

Tell her not to hide.

You used to be so independent

Now you fear rejection

Because they judge you so quickly,

You want to pass inspection.

I know you think I'm jealous

When you spend your time together

But what I feel for you is pity,

Jealousy? Not ever.

I don't wish I was there because

They treat you just like dirt.

They say things about you,

Words that would hurt.

You have heard their gossip,

Cried out in despair,

You forgive them quickly, though.

You soon cease to care.

So I've given up on you,

I'm sorry to say.

You're too far gone to notice,

You've changed in every way.

But if you find

You hate the path

You've chosen for now on

Don't worry darling, I'll be here

And they will all be gone.

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k8husted This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 13, 2012 at 11:09 am
Nailed it :) 
xo11ellie11xo replied...
Sept. 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm
thanks for taking the time to read my poetry;)
k8husted This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 11:27 am
No problem! :) Keep writing
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