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Why Won't You Play With Me

He and I went to the same school, we were in the same class. He never studied with me or played with me. He was too cool for me and I didn't know how. When we each went our separate ways, back to our homes, he had help with his studies, while sometimes I found supper. He got to sleep with just a blanket, feeling warm and toasty, while I slept with just a blanket, too, feeling cold as if I was outside, perhaps I was. I never wished I was him, why would I? why would I want to be someone, someone who wouldn't want to play with me? He never got the higher grade. Now as he receives his paycheck from me, he asks me how. How did I? I paused and smiled, you never played with me, no one did, so I kept myself busy. He said thank you for his bonus, I said, no! Thank you for not playing with me.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 10/25/2018 1:34:00 PM
Hi Flow, just like your title flower, your writing is creating flowers. I love it. "He said thank you for his bonus, I said, no! Thank you for not playing with me."
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Date: 9/13/2018 12:45:00 PM
From the heart ~ Jeff
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Date: 12/11/2017 8:07:00 AM
Such a beautiful written poem, you truly are a great poet, well as you mention " he " many boys are shy, that s the reason they mostly don t talk to girls, so that doesn t mean he was proud, maybe he wasn t, and you correctly says that I don t want to be like him, you see everyone is unique in his/ her own ways, no one is perfect, others weakness can be your strength while your weaknesses are other strength, so we should always be proud of what we are, and try to be better
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Date: 12/11/2017 11:08:00 AM
yes, i agree the way one man's trash is another' treasure and one man's treasure is another trash the same goes for strength and weaknesses... thank you so much for your kind words :) I'm very flattered that you think so. thank you :)
Date: 12/10/2017 11:15:00 PM
I like this a lot. It shows a lesson of hard work over privileged fun. Very well done. Your words tell the whole story wonderfully.
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Date: 12/11/2017 10:54:00 AM
thank you very much :) glad that you liked it
Date: 12/10/2017 10:40:00 AM
Personally I really enjoyed this piece. There are those who prefer a more ridged approach. Myself I like pieces that create emotional connection.
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Date: 12/10/2017 2:58:00 PM
I'm glad you did :) thank you!! everyone has their own preference, I also prefer poems that are relatable
Date: 12/9/2017 1:56:00 PM
You are poetry...the rest is extra... Tell it like it is...All the best Antonia
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Date: 12/9/2017 4:01:00 PM
Thank you :) all the best for you too
Date: 12/9/2017 1:43:00 AM
A deep write Antonia.
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Date: 12/9/2017 4:00:00 PM
Thank you :)
Date: 12/7/2017 6:13:00 AM
Powerful poem, Antonia! I like the grammatical errors just fine. It's real ... it's how children speak. I respect Suzette's opinion, but this is mine. Poets aren't confined to the rigid rules of written language. Express your thoughts as they muse light upon your pen. This is an extraordinary poem on so many levels. Very thought provoking. Self-introspective poetry of the highest order. An instant fave for sure. Star bright write. Pure poetry. May love light your path always.
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Date: 12/7/2017 11:57:00 AM
Thank you for your opinion:) yes my errors were intended but I appreciate you’re point of view too. Thank you so much :)
Date: 12/7/2017 5:24:00 AM
Great message and well written..
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Date: 12/7/2017 11:57:00 AM
Thank you