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I Wish You Could

March 19, 2011
By butterflybee123 SILVER, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
butterflybee123 SILVER, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
6 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I write because I want more than one life; I insist on a wider selection. It's greed plain and simple. When my characters join the circus, I'm joining the circus." -Anne Tyler

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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This article has 8 comments.

on Apr. 27 2011 at 2:52 pm
lonephinex BRONZE, Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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"she's my best friend. Break her HEART, I'll break your FACE."

luv this poem! Unfortenetly, I'm living it, too!  >~<  Keep up the good work!

on Apr. 17 2011 at 3:19 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

I luv this! words can't describe how much I luv this!!!!!!!!! :D

Duane BRONZE said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 1:51 pm
Duane BRONZE, Wathena, Kansas
3 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
What comes around goes around

great job keep it up 


on Apr. 14 2011 at 8:29 pm
nickykens ELITE, Draper, Utah
134 articles 2 photos 85 comments
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...
on Apr. 14 2011 at 8:13 pm
MusicSoul666, New Haven, Connecticut
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 wow !

on Apr. 14 2011 at 4:26 pm
SaMiLoVe97 SILVER, Okawville, Illinois
9 articles 3 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
If it doesnt break your heart it isnt love, if it doesnt break your heart its not enough. Its when youre breaking down with your insides coming out.Thats when you learn what youre made of.-Switchfoot<3

I looove this!!!!!(: Amazinnnn' job. i really hope you keep writin'

on Apr. 13 2011 at 7:04 pm
4ever_and_always BRONZE, Parker, Colorado
3 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
-Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. <3
-Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain. <3

I really liked this. Like alot. Good job, this is a great poem.

on Apr. 13 2011 at 6:22 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Papillion, Nebraska
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
What the front door.

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.