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They Tell Me

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They Tell Me

Smile they tell me
Laugh, they tell me
Look up, they tell me
I'm scared
You're loved, they tell me
Encircled, they tell me
Not lonely, they tell me
Unprepared
I'm worthless, so tell me
Just why they tell me
I'm loved.. oh? Tell me
Just why
I'm shaking and lonely
Lost and not homely 
A tear in my eye,
This sky
Is calling upon me
Is falling upon me
It's downing upon me,
In the dirt 
Life's hopeful, they tell me
"I didn't mean that", they tell me
"It doesn't matter," I say, 
"it hurt"

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  1. Date: 8/16/2012 8:20:00 AM
    now that is what writing is all about the feeling of i felt every word keep writing good work

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 9:45:00 AM
    ... you have said it as they did say all of it ... all the time ... all the same ... as it is with A so it is with B ... so, don't worry as you said they did say all of it ... is it until i also say it as you said as they did say it?

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 6:15:00 PM
    What a heart felt write thank you...Btw thank you for the lovely comment xx Dawn x

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 6:59:00 PM
    This is a deeply felt and naked scene!! We are told a lot of things but what matters is what we tell ourselves. Thank you Sara for stopping by!! Much love and light!

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 11:21:00 AM
    Wonderful expression of suspicion of life. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 8:10:00 AM
    Wow...you expressed yourself deeply in this poem here...really enjoyed reading..but please madam never give up!!!

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 8:00:00 AM
    Sometimes we are not validated like we should be..Great work that is an example of that..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 3:52:00 AM
    this write stirs and heightens the senses,juli.. wonderful!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 3:28:00 AM
    Love yourself, be happy and live your life. - You have a big talent and it is only one Juli-Michelle!!! - Take care and do not cry my friend. - Thank you for sweet comment on my poem. - Have a BEAUTIFUL day in sunshine!!!! - oxox all my love to you//Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 1:43:00 AM
    Juli the flow of this screams talented writer, that's what you need to tell yourself, and I am sure someone out there does love you, sit back relax and listen to your heart, oh and keep writing you are very good, take my word for it...David

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 8:48:00 PM
    The repetition just brings the point home even harder that, at least I think, happiness is very difficult. Favorited.

    Michelle Avatar Juli- Michelle
    Date: 8/3/2012 1:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    that phrase, happiness is very difficult... you are totally right.