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Prose - What You Don't Understand

Updated on October 11, 2011
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What you don’t understand
Is that I don’t think like you
I don’t wait in line
Because there is nothing that I need

What you don’t understand
Is that I’m not turned on like you
I’m not a thrill seeker
Because I don’t crave speed

What you don’t understand
Is that I’m not impressed
I don’t have to prove my manhood
Because I already planted that seed

What you don’t understand
Is that I don’t keep up with you
I don’t care anymore
Because I am not full of greed

What you don’t understand
Is that you cannot control me
I will make you angry
Because we never agreed

What you don’t understand
Is that I don’t live in your world
I’m not trendy
Because all I do is lead

What you don’t understand
Is that you cannot reach me
I am not vulnerable
Because I will never bleed

What you don't understand
Is why I won’t laugh
I am not fooled
Because you are so full of need

What you don’t understand
Is that it will never work
I will not be compromised
Because your plan will never succeed

What you don’t understand
Is that I have checked out
I don’t live to be happy
Because of the life that I lead

What you don’t understand
Is that I seek the truth
I reject what you stipulate
Because I don’t eat what you feed

What you don’t understand
Is that you will never know
I don’t have to explain
Because I have my own creed

What you don’t understand
Is that I will soon be gone
I only warn you
Because I want you to take heed

What you don’t understand
Is that I don’t have to run
I will never follow
Because I will always precede

What you don’t understand
Is that you will never understand
I will prompt questions
Because I will always mislead

What you don’t understand
Is that your time is short
You will soon wilt
Because freedom will kill a weed

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Scarface1300 - Thank you!

      @phoebe180 - Thank you too! Beautiful is beautiful!

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      phoebe180 6 years ago from Philippines

      I like it too! voted up + beautiful.

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      Scarface1300 6 years ago

      I like it....

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @kidikirous1 - thank you. I think it's true that we can be dragged around from one disappointment to another by our own misguided needs.

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      kidikirous1 6 years ago

      Well put

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @kidikirous1 - There is some Buddhist philosophy in there; primarily the cause of suffering being desire and it is my wish to "opt out" of trends and hype purchases of technology and clothes and displays of delusional superiority and defensiveness. My mind is mine and my independence from the frivolities of society has become very important to me.

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      kidikirous1 6 years ago

      Sounds similar to the philosophy of a Buddha, good poem:)

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @snakeslane - yes you are the first... my traffic has died down enormously. This is aimed at several targets... a person... society... greedy people who think bragging about their accomplishments at parties is entertaining... arrogance... people who brainwash....

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      Verlie Burroughs 6 years ago from Canada

      Wow! Am I the first to comment? Whoever or whom ever this is aimed at I would say, "Duck"! Not to make light of it, just that it really packs a punch.