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Post  mikeschultz on Thu May 23 2013, 05:13

I am often told,
“Your writings are all so dark.”
And then someone asks,
“How long’s it been since you smiled?”
I mumble softly, “Too long.”

So condescending,
The knowing smiles intended
To reassure me,
“Just fake it till you make it.
It’s dualistic; that’s all!”

“You,” I have heard said,
“Have charge of your happiness!
No one else would dare
Smile at your adversities,
And love your adversaries.”

“Sorry, I just can’t,”
I said aloud, “Forgiveness
Is not my forte.
I collect my hurts, as burrs,
That hold to me forever.”

“We are sad for you.”
“Don’t be,” I say, “for I’m not.”
My friends shake their heads.
“Well,” they say, “have it your way,
Just sit and write your poems.”

Where have they all gone?
Where are the friends I once knew?
I’m me, nothing more;
Why must I be just like them?
I’m to accept, why can’t they?


Michael Schultz © May 23, 2013 (0504)
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