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Hy, I’m funny, not that I’m a comedian but people always find humor in what I say, so yes, I’m lonely, did I say lonely? I meant funny, its funny though, how you can use funny and lonely interchangeably and still get the same points out.

Hy, I’m tired, tired of explaining why I wake up everyday, I know, it's funny right?... right... see the one thing about being funny is you have to be funny or your joke is asking for way too much attention, so I hope you find this funny.

Hy, it’s me, again, I know, I promise I’ll stop soon, I was a happy kid once you know, 10 years back, I had it all, immaturity amongst most, don’t you miss it, the days when you felt lighter cause the weight of the world hadn’t weighed on you yet, I didn’t feel my weight until I was down on my knees...

I guess in some way I got trapped in an infant’s body cause I’ve been crawling ever since, but even this body gets tired, bend something for far too long and it’ll break before you straighten it up, and even then it’ll be in pieces.

Hy, help me, it takes an ocean not to break and I’m no ocean, I am broken, I’ve been doing this on my own but I’m tired of smiling instead of crying help me!
I’ve thought of calling it quits and ending it but my life is linked to my mother’s, please help me... cause even hers has a place in heaven.

“Hy mama, yes everything is great, I’m actually about to go out with friends now can I call you later? Okay, me too, bye.”

Hy, I’m a lair, I’ve been living multiple lives none of which is great cause that would imply I’m happy, Hy, I’m a lair, I told you I had friends but really the only true friendship I have is with my bed and even its starting to break... I never told you, why 3 years back 2 of your kitchen knives went missing... just told everyone I fell, see the one thing about being funny, no one ever takes you seriously.

Hy, I hope this wasn’t long cause you know what they say about long jokes, you end up explaining the joke and a joke you have to explain is no joke at all... 

Hy, I’m broken... and you know what they say about being broken, it takes an ocean not to break... and I’m no ocean.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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