Don't Make Me Your World

I heard you tell someone that I was your world
It wasn’t what I really wanted to hear
I’m not anybody’s world because I’m barely my own
Most times I’m selfish and insincere
While you’re thinking about love and togetherness
I think about how brothers fight over politics
I’m afraid that when you’re thinking about me
I’m in another world and it’s not the one you think exists
You can’t make me your life and expect it to work
Because my life isn’t something that can be explained
Something you don’t understand can’t be counted on
Except to surprise you and not always as you planned
You have to forget about every fairy tale you ever read
It’s not easy being with a man who doesn’t read books
I don’t like fiction or something that sounds too perfect
I know my limitations and hope it’s better than it looks
It’s not a matter of want, need or desire you see
Because there are times when I think only of you
But it’s not enough to sustain your notion of love
And yet what you want is what I want too
As soon as you open the box to this new puzzle
You’ll see pieces that aren’t meant for one another
And that’s because what was to be is actually not
Because of a man who cannot decide one way or the other

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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I really like the honesty in this. I really relate to this. I don't feel I understand myself well enough to be someone else's world. When I have been in a down place in my life, I am told it is my responsibility to change things. I believe that and claim responsibility for the good and bad of my choices. By the same token, I accept no responsibility for the happiness of someone else. Awesome writing, Suburban Poet.

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lovedoctor926 4 years ago

there is so much truth here. voted up

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Kulsum Mehmood 4 years ago from Nagpur, India

A very frank confession to your beloved. I like this suburban poet.

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azure_sky 4 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

Loved this one! So much truth spilling out of it. Upped it +. Thanks for the "read".

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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank all of you for commenting (and 2X lovedoctor - great name!)... I really did hear someone say this to someone else and I kind of felt sorry for them. It just smacked of some real vulnerability and then I thought of the responsibility to be her spouse. It's tough to overcome yourself much less be everything to another person; to take on their hopes and dreams. I wish I could do it; maybe I can but it seems like I can't sometimes. This is where conflict arises so many times: the impact you have on someone's goals and dreams... but if just being who you are is their dream then that would be a dream wouldn't it?

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lovedoctor926 4 years ago

thanks.. I really like your hubs. will be back later to read more.

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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Sounds good "Love"

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