Shake me and I will not notice.
Shout cruel words and I refuse to hear.
I'll not give you leave to cause me pain.
Your insults fall upon deaf ears.
Or whisper to me soft and sweet.
Work your way into my heart.
Speak of love forever after,
And still, I will shut you out.
I dare you to try.
For I have nothing left but anger,
Bitterness is my dearest freind.
Proudly I have killed those treacherous feelings,
And revel in this painless realm.
I dare you to try to get in to my head,
Or in my heart, for you'll surely fail.
You fool, I dare you to try.
You fool, for there is nothing there.
Julie -April 29 1997