Can I Ask You Why?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


Can I Ask You Why?

 

What makes you hate me?

Your dislike is palpable,

I can feel it every day.

And yet I don’t know you;

you certainly don’t know me.

I’m nothing to you,

maybe not even a name

and yet your scorn

is all too clear.

I’ve never attacked

anything that you’ve written;

the opposite would be true,

and yet it seems unwittingly

that I’ve made an enemy out of you.

I’m lost in trying to figure out

some past indiscretion,

something that could have caused

this animosity.

So, okay, go ahead,

hate me;

but can I ask you why?


Submitted: December 03, 2018

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Jeff Bezaire

Not everyone needs a reason, sadly. Some people just need someone to dump their crap on and they find someone who feels right. It's a good question to ask, though. Making them stop and think is sometimes all you need for them to change. A nice piece, Hully. Human behaviour is difficult to understand at times.

Mon, December 3rd, 2018 7:17pm

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Very! And I'm sure they won't read this anyway. Just thinking with my fingers, I guess. Thanks for giving it a read!

Mon, December 3rd, 2018 11:34am

Mike S.

Yeah, some negative reviews do seem personal, no doubt, excellent, Hull!

Mon, December 3rd, 2018 7:26pm

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This one, well, it's hard to explain and I'm naming no names. Thanks for reading, Mike.

Mon, December 3rd, 2018 11:39am

Sue Harris

I doubt you will get an answer, Bully. Some people get pleasure from being rude and vindictive. An ugly troll of the virtual kind. Made a great poem, though, so some good came from bad!

Mon, December 3rd, 2018 9:35pm

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Thanks, Sue. At the very least it let me vent a bit!

Tue, December 4th, 2018 7:27am

jmm424

So sorry, Hull. Good for you for expressing it.

Tue, December 4th, 2018 1:07pm

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Thanks, jmm. Just writing things out can sometimes help a lot, I guess.

Tue, December 4th, 2018 7:31am

Sue Harris

I've just spotted an awful typo in my comment, I hope you realised it was accidental. In the circumstances it was a bit 'adding insult to injury'. Sorry 'H'ully.

Tue, December 4th, 2018 8:19pm

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No worries, Sue.

Tue, December 4th, 2018 12:49pm

Compass Girl

You are one my favorite writers on Booksie and your poems and stories are brilliant! Sometimes people don't appreciate other's talents and become jealous.

Tue, December 4th, 2018 11:22pm

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Thanks so much for that, Compass Girl.

Wed, December 5th, 2018 4:44am

Sharief Hendricks

I agree....some people don't need a reason...if you can for no reason at all hate something as nice as hot chocolate...hahaha

Nicely rhymed Hullabaloo22
Deep stuff !!

Fri, June 12th, 2020 8:25pm

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Thanks, Sharief. This was based on truth, on more than one occasion.

Sat, June 13th, 2020 9:56am

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