Saturday, May 12, 2007

Some People

Stick it out until the very beginning
then turn around and walk backwards
towards the front of the line, that takes courage!
or so I've been told but I beg to differ.

Some people blame and forgive at once, that's normal
for persons suffering from bipolar disorder
society should dictate they must wear bright name tags
so others can avoid them upon visual contact.

Some people lose all common sense and other luggage
awaiting at the claim office for retrieval
my job is to record what I have witnessed
without touching the gun planted as evidence.

Some people dream after they have awakened
that what they have dreamt is true for all eternity
they don't understand that love means 'freedom'
they want to own you and avoid owning their own souls.

I am the cause of all your sufferings, I'm guilty
because that's the way you have decided it must be now
you wouldn't recognize responsibility for your own actions
if it hit you square in the vagina.

Some People think love means to own, to enslave, to burden
to put shackles on thoughts, to hold accountable
to manipulate a person's feelings into promises
so they can later be used for blackmail purposes

I'm tired, I'll retire to my dire existence, begrudgingly
it's all I have, it may not be of much use to you
I want nothing I haven't deserved, pain included
you are sweet but you repeat yourself and I'm tired.

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