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Nothing Matters

Inspired by and based on L’Étranger by Albert Camus


I'm a stranger to you, even stranger to me
I'll pass you by like a memory
Of innocence and ignorant bliss.
I feel nothing every time we kiss

I feel nothing each day I'm alive
Nothing matters, we're all gonna die
When and how, I could not care less
I don't care for the life over which you obsess

It can be changed but should I bother?
This life is just like any other
So taciturn and disarrayed
Oh, didn't Mother die today?

Reflecting the sunshine on the blade of a knife 
To turn away or to take his life?
I stopped to think as he hit the floor
His breathless body took four more

Now I'm being punished for refusing to lie
If my life is the price then I'll sacrifice
I am not like you, I refuse to pretend
And if truth equals crime then I will not amend

It can be changed but should I bother?
This life is just like any other
So taciturn and disarrayed
Oh, didn't Mother die today?

But I found myself in this nothingess 
And learnt to embrace the indifference
The end is nearing but there is no pain
For some strange reason, I feel happy again

I'm a stranger to you, even stranger to me
My blind rage has washed me clean
Proud to say that in this life so absurd
I never belonged to your condemned herd

I could have changed it but I didn't bother
This death is just like any other
So taciturn and disarrayed
Oh, dear Mother, I'm alive again

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  1. Date: 6/18/2012 12:33:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in P.D.'s contest Roman. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 5:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured write this week Roman. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 11:46:00 AM
    Congrats on your weekly feature!

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 3:38:00 PM
    congrats Roman on an excellent write and win luv for truth or dare....

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 11:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Truth and Dare and Free Verse" contest Roman. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 9:03:00 AM
    This is deep Roman...I really like ballads and you penned it perfectly...enjoyed much. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 5:33:00 AM
    Roman congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 3/3/2012 9:32:00 PM
    ROMAN, Thank you for supporting my contest. Congratulations with your wonderful entry;-) well done~ALWAYS PD*

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 10:45:00 AM
    You must be new, welcome and I'm so glad I found you. Your poems have meaning and the rhyme is great.