Convince Myself

I’m not a fan of poetry that doesn’t rhyme. To me, it’s lazy. Why can’t you find the time to rhyme? I comes off more like an emo journal entry or text message than a poem. I don’t even like poetry anyway. I’ve read some poetry that doesn’t rhyme that I’ve enjoyed. I like good writing regardless of format. I like to rhyme. That’s why I write poetry. That and bloggers seem to like poetry. I like the challenge of writing something that rhymes whatever the format. The challenge inspires me. This one doesn’t rhyme. It just came out like this, and I decided not to go back through and force the rhyme. So, here’s my emo journal entry.

Convince Myself

I tried to convince myself
that you didn’t want me

I tried to convince myself
that’s not what those smiles meant

I tried to convince myself
it wasn’t me who made you blush

I tried to convince myself
I wasn’t the reason you stuttered

I tried to convince myself
all those sleepless nights

I tried to convince myself
that we weren’t a good fit

I tried to convince myself
that I wouldn’t fall for you

I tried to convince myself
that I didn’t need you

I tried to convince myself
I’d be fine without you

I try to convince myself
that I don’t love you

I tried to convince myself
Instead, I convinced you

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  1. Okay. I know I read this already and left a comment, but for some reason I can’t see it anywhere. I wonder if the horrible lag I’m experiencing has anything to do with it. Love the ending of this poem – it really elevates the whole piece.

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    1. I didn’t get a notification of you commenting prior to this one. Your illness is probably messing with your head. I’ll forgive you if you don’t read and comment on everything I post.

      Thank you. I had the idea and came up with the end and filled in the rest.

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