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Dear Cowboy

April 27, 2021
By Luka_Roi PLATINUM, Edmond, Oklahoma
Luka_Roi PLATINUM, Edmond, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"When we're born we cry, because we feel the pain of living for the first time."- Alice C.

"Always be yourself... Unless you can be Batman. Be Batman."- Andy Biersack

"No matter how hard you try, you can never tame a wild spirit!"- CC

"I am not a monster, I am but a man."- Ronnie Radke

"Suicide is not cowardly! I'll tell you what's cowardly... treating someone so badly that they want to take their own life!"- Ashley Purdy

"I'm an artist and I make art-arty-art-art!"- Andy Biersack

"I'm TOP 'Stressed Out' what does that mean? I'm a rap fiend with a bad lead..."- NF

"I GOT A JAR OF DIRT AND GUESS WHAT'S INSIDE IT!!!"- Johnny Depp


No matter what I do,

It’s never good enough for you,

No matter what I say,

I’m always in the way.

I just wanna do right,

But my life is nothing but a fight.

I just wanna make you proud,

But all I ever hear is “wow,

What a mistake”


I’m done putting up with you,

So

Say what you want,

Do what you will,

I won’t give up,

That’s not how I’m built. 


I wasn’t made to bow down to men,

And I won’t ever kneel to you again!


Well if- speaking my mind is a sin,

Then I’ve lost to Lucifer again.

I know I can hold a grudge,

But you’re the one holding the ---

You’re the reason that I’m done,


With the world,

With the lies,

With societal roles in our lives.

 

I’m done bein confined to my mind,

I’m tired of you always thinkin you’re right,


That’s a mighty fine horse you got there,

Did ya need a ladder to get up there?

Cuz I haven’t seen you come down.

Startin to think maybe your feet don’t touch the ground.


Get a load of this cowboy,

Get a load of this ranger,

Up on his high horse,

Don’t know he’s a monster


I said, 

Get a load of this cowboy,

Get a load of this ranger,

Seated on his high horse,

He don’t know he’s a monster!

 

I’m done putting up with you,

So

Say what you want,

Do what you will,

I won’t give up,

That’s not how I’m built. 


I wasn’t made to bow down to men,

And I won’t ever kneel to you again!


I’ll start with the truth,

Some days I don’t know you.

You like to blame the serpent,

But at Hogwarts, you’re house Slytherin.


For someone who lives by God,

You’re quite the outlaw.

Isn’t adultery a sin?

And hatred is punishable by death. 


Hey there cowboy,

Did ya know you’re not perfect?

Hey there ranger,

Did ya know you’re an outlaw?


Hey there father,

Did ya know I’m an outcast?


Hey there mister,

Did ya know- I don’t seek your approval?


The author's comments:

This piece is about someone I have known since I was 3 and yet I constantly find myself asking who they are. 


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