1959, Words for teenagers


I got this photo from Facebook today shared by Beneath My Heart. It made me chuckle as it reminded me so much of my students today. This is a must read, everyone!


If Only

To all the bullies, this song is for you.

What have I done?
Why are you hurting me this way?
I want to know why
I need to know why

I don’t recall ever hurting you
All I ever wanted was to please you
But every little thing I do seems wrong
You seem to find pleasure in my desolation

I cried a thousand times
Helpless in my sleep
You left scars in my heart
Aching deep within
Painful memories coming back alive
Forever haunting, forever hurting
If scars could only fade away…

I wish it was so easy
Blurring them away
It’s been years now, you see
But what you’ve done
Can’t seem to be undone

They were supposed to be jokes
Tricks to tickle the soul
I don’t know what kind of jokes they were
They left scars in my heart

I cried a thousand times
Helpless in my sleep
You left scars in my heart
Aching deep within
Painful memories coming back alive
Forever haunting, forever hurting
If scars could only fade away…

I don’t really hate you
I have, in fact, forgiven you
I just don’t deserve to live with this
All the days of my life

*Photo taken from Rebloggy.com

© 2014 The Mockingbird in Me

One More Time

Taken at Ana-ana Point, Tamakautoga, Niue

Taken at Ana-ana Point, Tamakautoga, Niue

I came back to see you one more time
Perhaps to savor this moment
To relish the warmth and joy we bring
No words, no gestures, just gazes
Oh, how intimate!
I like it that way.

I came back to see you one more time
Even though only for a very a short time
Time seems endless
With you around

I came back to see you one more time
Only to say ‘goodbye’ again
Hoping this isn’t our last
Oh, let me look at you
While this lasts

© 2014 The Mockingbird in Me

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