david lessard

Rookie - 2 Points (september fourteenth, nineteen forty-one / gardner, massachusetts)

You Couldn'T Make Me Cry - Poem by david lessard

you couldn't make me cry.
I'm a big boy now and I don't do that any longer -
you cannot make me sad,
I've been sad and refuse to be any more,
I think I'm much more stronger.

you can't make me do, anything at all,
I did it once, and it didn't work out,
no, I didn't moan or bawl,
I just yelled, screamed and shout.

I was once your boyfriend, but I'm not now,
you thought you were better than me -
but I left you, you silly old cow,
and I'm happier, can't you see?

you can't make me weep or or go
without sleep,
I sleep just fine and dandy,
I count all the sheep.

I'm a man now and will not dwell in sorrow,
I'm not a little kid, and I won't run away -
from the arrows that you sling,
I'll live to face another day,
and take whatever life will bring.

I left you, because you were not true,
you never said or did, the things, most women do -
you never said the things, I wanted most to hear,
now I turn away from you and give you a deaf ear.

Comments about You Couldn'T Make Me Cry by david lessard

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/3/2012 11:21:00 AM)

    A very good poem about self-assertion! I like the frankness and strength the words conveyed, plus the appropriate arrangement of the lines that somehow expressed the sequence of the departure from bad relationship into the reclaiming of Self. (I count all sheep too: -)) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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