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Don't Ask Me Why

May 13, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


Don’t ask for respect when you’ve given me none.
Don’t expect love when you’ve told me you’re done.
I will not cry because you want me to.
I will not fall because of you.
I am stronger than you think,
I am not that weak.
I can deal with a little scratch now and then.
If only a break would fester I’d bend.

Don’t try to plea for something you only want because you can’t have.
It’s not my fault you only try to be nice when I break it in half.
You’ve never been sorry, ‘cause you don’t know how.
Sometimes I wonder why I listen to you even now.

I won’t give you what I know you’ll destroy.
Trust is not a virtue I easily deploy.
You try handing it out to someone who's hurt you.
I think about it sometimes, I wish that you knew.
The feeling of knowing your gift had been trashed.
For something so despicably easily cashed.

I know you don’t care, so I have one thing to say.
I don’t need it, your love, anyway.



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on Jun. 5 2014 at 10:13 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! XD

on May. 24 2014 at 10:40 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank You! XD

on May. 20 2014 at 8:03 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thanks @Luv'  

on May. 20 2014 at 7:48 pm
Luv4Ever SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
A miracle is just another name for hard work
-Minho in "To The Beautiful You"

its great! nice rhythm and rhyme by the way

on May. 20 2014 at 7:39 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

thanks @DarkOne! CX

on May. 20 2014 at 7:38 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you. :)

on May. 20 2014 at 7:34 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! @) <-----Cyclops!!!!!

on May. 20 2014 at 5:04 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thanks @Dark! CX

on May. 20 2014 at 5:04 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

ThAnK YoU! I got a little crazy with the font there...lol

.king. SILVER said...
on May. 20 2014 at 4:42 pm
.king. SILVER, Yeux Bien Tres Bien, Other
9 articles 4 photos 573 comments

Favorite Quote:
( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

Haha, I love the unforgiving tone here, Profoundly penned... Keep it up! CX

on May. 20 2014 at 4:19 pm
ShadowOfDarkness PLATINUM, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
20 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
Coute que coute(Cost What It May)

this is wonderful! 5/5

on May. 19 2014 at 8:27 pm
Love2Read72 PLATINUM, Kentfield, California
24 articles 0 photos 106 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Taylor Swift

I like the rhymes, they don't feel forced. I like what you say about giving out trust.

on May. 19 2014 at 3:55 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank You!  CX

on May. 18 2014 at 10:07 pm
jpgeorge BRONZE, Stanley, North Carolina
4 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get your facts right first, then you can distort them as you please. - Mark Twain

Your poem is awesome. I think everyone can relate to trust faults. By the way, great use of vocabulary:)


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