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Complicated

November 18, 2018
By Summer_R_Quinn DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Summer_R_Quinn DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
72 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy


You don’t know me until I’m gone

You don’t miss me until I’m back

You don’t love me until I change

Because I’m complicated

But I am not your puppet

No, I won’t dance on your strings

I am complicated, but not one of your things

 

You can try to push me down

But I always get back up

I don’t care about your crown

I’m done with this coverup!

I bet you think you’ve earned my trust

That I’ll tell you all my secrets

I hide myself, I admit

It’s because of you that I must

 

You don’t know me until I’m gone

You don’t miss me until I’m back

You don’t love me until I change

Because I’m complicated

But I am not your puppet

No, I won’t dance on your strings

I am complicated, but not one of your things

 

I know I’m not the one you wanted

I’m not who you want me to be

But I’m done with your comparisons

Why can’t you love me for me?

I want to feel freedom

I want to run away from your hate

To your anger, I won’t succumb

Allow me to liberate

 

You don’t know me until I’m gone

You don’t miss me until I’m back

You don’t love me until I change

Because I’m complicated

But I am not your puppet

No, I won’t dance on your strings

I am complicated, but not one of your things

 

You tell me I should fear

The person I see in the mirror

But you’re the one who needs to change

Haven’t you made that quite clear?

It’s because of you that I lost my faith

In other people and myself

My trust has gone to waste

Are you happy with yourself?

 

You don’t know me until I’m gone

You don’t miss me until I’m back

You don’t love me until I change

Because I’m complicated

But I am not your puppet

No, I won’t dance on your strings

I am complicated, but not one of your things

 

I’ve decided to ignore your bitter comments

They don’t do me any good

My silence is my lament

Would I speak even if I could?

You give me the cold shoulder

Your love never reached me

You’ll regret this when you’re older

But by then, I’ll be free



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on Dec. 2 2018 at 12:27 pm
Summer_R_Quinn DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
72 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

@Chayaisdbest Thank you very much!

on Dec. 1 2018 at 6:51 pm
Chayaisdbest BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
2 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hard times don't create heroes. It is during those hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed."
-Bob Riley

Awesomeness!! Continue writing, it's so filled with emotions and life!

on Nov. 21 2018 at 6:42 pm
Summer_R_Quinn DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
72 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

@Rhyn_Procidens Thank you!

on Nov. 21 2018 at 12:57 pm
skaiescape SILVER, Branson West, Missouri
6 articles 2 photos 7 comments
Strong and inspiring song! Keep writing!


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