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You're Just A Stranger

Why do you despise me
why can't you let me be,
how come you always pestering me.
How come you can not see
I am beginning to turn my love away from thee
Just as you are turning your hate on me.

I proceed biting my words back 
and just nodding my head
you think i am the one to blame
but you'll end up losing me instead.
I try to talk to you, but you
cut me out and shut your ears
where will this get us
in fifteen or so years.
You bring down the pressure
while i try to do as you say
Only until i lose, you win
will you stop yelling and walk away.

Here i sit, expressing my stress on paper
only hoping tomorrow will bring
something better
and that i won't lose my life forever.
Please forgive me 
for this paper may be wet with tears
I know this is a stage in life,
I pray will pass in a few years. 

As i write my anger fades
but when i think about you it returns
I hope we both learn from this
For I may lack empathy
but you are always so very stern.
It seems everything I do
has gotten on your nerves
And I know you don't hold it inside
For your anger does surly splurge.

Tonight you have taken my phone
and cut me off from my friends I truly need
your words hit me hard,
and to you I can not plead.
Someday I may realize
what you did was probably right
I will try to understand,
I will try with all my might.
But until that day
or until through my eyes you see,
You are still a stranger
You're just a stranger to me.

Nov. 21. 2011

Copyright © Rachelle Turley

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  1. Date: 1/31/2012 12:53:00 PM
    A lot of emotion in this write..I can see you are struggling with a parent.They just want your life to be better then theirs I think.Parents now a days are overwhelmed with stress of life.And sometimes they forget that you love them.So they feel they are doing it all for nothing.Great write! :o) Hang in there...

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 6:14:00 AM
    So sad and profound, i know one day you will find happiness, hang in there Rachelle, your poetry speaks volumes. harry

    Turley Avatar Rachelle Turley
    Date: 12/14/2011 9:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, its really nice to receive the positive feedback on my work :)