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Stop

Stop

Stop telling me everything will be okay.
I know it won't, it never has been, and
it's sure as hell not going to fucking
improve.

Stop giving me freedom of choice. There's
no difference between a successful optimist
and a self-centered prick. I tried catching
the light on the horizon, but it won't stay
lit.

Stop saying I have talent. Seriously, this
poem is bullshit, every word and syllable and
calculated phrase to come off as being coy and
cultured is so pretentious.

Stop lying about my chances. I am good,
and only good, at three things in life:
writing, music, and art, but I'm not phenomenal.
I don't stand out, and neither will my chances of
getting a fucking job in those fields.

Stop encouraging my bullshit. Tell me I should've
stuck with engineering or physics or information
technology. Tell me how my best friend is the
son you wish you had. Tell me to grow the fuck up
and get some grownup interests.

Stop pushing me to do what I want. In case you
haven't noticed, I always fuck up - always.
I took the chance to do what I love for a living; you
should have stomped that right the fuck out of me as
soon as it came across my mind.

Stop praising my shoddy efforts. This, right now, what
you're reading, this will never get me anywhere, nor
will writing shitty songs or drawing shitty sketches.
Stop being nice and crush my fucking nerves. Tell me that
I'm shit so I'll finally give up and ditch these useless
hopes in search for sheep's clothing. I'm sick to death
of the doubt, just herd me in with the others.

Stop everything and just tell me that I fucked up...
Written by GraveyardBard (Mr. Addams)
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