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A prose poem by


Submitted Feb 18, 2002, 4:50:40 AM

Make Up Your Minds

My mother raised me
To be be a good soul
Treat women gentle
And act like they're gold
But lately I been thinking
If it's really worth it all
'Cause ask me who I'm going with
And I'll say no one at all
Women come to me
When they want to complain
About their jerk off of a man
Who treats love like a game
And then they have the nerve
To look me in the eye
And ask me where the sweet guys are
And then they run and cry
Well lately I've been trying
To keep bitterness away
But I feel I'm losing the battle
More and more every day
This growing bitterness inside me
Is a direct result
Of seeing assholes with someone
While I'm a lonely dolt
If I let it all take over
And became a piece of shit
Then would you love me
Is that really it?
Or is it maybe that you are
Not mature enough to see
That you see a sweet guy every time
You take a look at me
It would be so easy
For me to turn mean
I could be the biggest asshole
That you've ever seen
No one seems to appreciate
How hard and long I've kept
All the feelings inside of me
Neatly cleaned and swept
My life has not been easy
I've got my share of lemons and limes
Seen all that TV shit for real
Been beat a thousand times
No one seems to appreciate
How hard I try to please
While inside I feel empty
Like crying on my knees
So all you ladies who have called
Someone asshole a thousand times
Is that what you want or someone "sweet"


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Commented Nov 23, 2006, 11:47:53 AM
Nice poem- though maybe you need to read through it, I think your missing a word halfway through.
"If let it all take over" ?
I don't understand how girls can go out with guys that they know'll just end up hurting them. I am content with waiting. And I know if I ever complained about a boy to my guy buddies they'd scream in my face to just fucking dump him then. ^_~ Awesome buddies.
*frown* I wish I could rhyme. *slinks off* Can't rhyme worth crap...
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Commented Nov 26, 2006, 3:11:28 PM
Wow - you know you're the first one to notice that in 10 years? I wrote this poem when I started this site when I was 15.. and I never noticed that. Haha..

I've been thinking about going over this poem, some parts of it bother me now that I'm older, but it was a 'written out of anger' work. Took me a whole 15 mins to write it down, it just came from no where and found it's way onto paper through my pen.
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Commented Dec 1, 2006, 1:28:59 AM
i like it.. i can relate very much
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Commented Dec 9, 2006, 6:46:05 AM
I can dig it.
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Commented Dec 11, 2006, 8:24:32 AM
I'd put the apostophe from "cause" in front of the "c". I can relate to this poem in some regards, and definitely in the sense that I see this kind of thing happen a lot to other friends of mine.