Don’t Tell Me
Life’s too hard
I’ve come this far
To go nowhere
Why the blank stare?
Don’t tell me you’ve been there.
I don’t want to hear
Let’s make that clear
Just save your breath
Because I have none left
Don’t tell me I’ve nothing to fear.
Taste of salt on my tongue
Remember when I was young
These same feelings brew up
Oh how different things would be when I grew up
Don’t tell me think half full cup.
But here we are, please don’t touch-
Life is still just too much
I just can’t let you in,
My heart will not be broken again
Don’t tell me you’re a true friend.
Breathe in through my nose
Out through my mouth
That’s how you said it goes
Still I feel I’m passing out.
Don’t tell me not to pout.
Anxiety, depression, ASD, and OCD galore-
If I survive, you’ll be scraping me off the floor
Dyspraxia left coffee on my shirt
Dropped my keys in the dirt
Don’t tell me how to hurt.
Yes, life is hard, not just for me, I know
Hard for you too, doesn’t help me on the go
Pop a Xanax, don’t forget that Lexapro
But can I just say one last thing about this thing called life,
Don’t tell me I can’t go.