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Don't Be Cruel

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Don't Be Cruel

They try to be nice to me
They try to encourage me
But I'm not a fool
What you're doing ain't cool
You treat me like a tool
Just don't be cruel

You bully me every day
Impaling my emotions like a head on a spear
Clearly you don't expect much of me
Just to grow up as a depressed failure
Teachers say they care
But talk is cheap like an old car
They just sit there freeloading on their salary
Watching the remainder of my self esteem fade like a photo

Holding back my tears
Like a lovestruck teenager holding back his feelings
But when I can't hold anymore
The bullying gets worse
You have no call to treat me cold as ice
You take my feelings and slice and dice
Just be nice
Think twice
Before you pay the price

What you're doing ain't cool
You treat me like a tool
Just don't be cruel

"Don't be cruel. Cause I would never be that cruel to you."  -Bobby Brown

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  1. Date: 10/20/2010 7:36:00 AM
    enjoyed your poetry this morning

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 5:01:00 AM
    Very powerful raging thoughts on Don't be cruel, Tyrone

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 4:11:00 AM
    enjoyed reading your wrok! well done!