Moving On

September 1, 2016
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How did my life get this way?
I never know what to say,
We can't just have one peaceful day,
That's because you always have something to say.
Now why is that huh?
Oh you're mad about dad,
Well guess what, nobody cares that you're mad,
That's no reason to treat us bad.
Maybe if you would listen to someone else,
And for one second not think about yourself,
You would see what you do causes people to hurt themselves.
You want to tell me how to deal,
With things you will never have to feel,
Now back off huh let me heal,
Oh yea, go ahead, take another pill.
I've done my best to just stay strong,
To make myself move along.
But no, I'm done living like I don't matter,
Don't even ask, I'm not about to scatter,
Maybe it's time you pay for your disaster,
Don't even give me that chatter.
Don't tell me I caused this,
That I'm the reason everything has gone amiss,
It's your life, clean up the mess.
I'll be here, away from your distress.

Don't tell me I'm the one to blame,
You need to deal with your own shame.

Have you ever felt like you were a complete waste?
Like your whole life you were misplaced?
Ok let me tell you about it,
About having a mother as crazy as it,
Always being made to feel like a misfit.
Get up at 10 in the morning,
Just to find ma still snoring,
Living a life so endlessly boring.
Now wait a minute it gets better,
Imagine never having a friend,
Going through life having to pretend,
You didn't want to put your life to an end,
What would have happened if I had done it then,
If I had not lived to pick up this pin?
Would have even noticed I wasn't there?
Yea that's how much you care,
To caught up in the snare,
Of never being there,
Don't you dare say you ever cared,
About anything other than you.

Don't tell me I'm the one to blame,
You need to deal with your own shame.

Now I could let this destroy me,
Give you this power over me.
But why would I do that? Why not show you I'm better than you'll ever be.
I'll put my life together piece by piece,
My thought of you will only decrease.
I'ma take the rage,
Put it on the page,
Get myself to a better age.
I don't need you now and I never will,
I'm a better man without you.

Don't tell me I'm the one to blame,
You need to deal with your own shame.

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Your_Apathetic_BasketcaseThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 11, 2016 at 10:13 am
@Jake_G This was phenomenal, and I think you have a lot of talent. I really think you can go somewhere with song writing. I felt so much in this piece, and I had the chills. It really was an excellent song. *Applauds you*
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Sept. 11, 2016 at 2:58 pm
Thank you so much
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