by Allie Smith

Damned if you do

Damned if you don’t

You get what you want

But it’s never what you need

HE loves you

But he’s not the one

You’re lucky

But in none of the ways you want…

Really, how tragic it is to be;

Seemingly serene

But consistently chaotic

To always get what others desire

But never what your heart truly craves

That you’re a dream to others

But you’re praying no one will ever feel

your nightmares

Isn’t the world funny

Seeing people through rose-colored


But never seeing one’s self in the same


Some call it stupid

I call it self-aware.

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