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You say I don't understand you
and I probably don't

But how can I ever begin to understand
if you never tell me anything?

Are you okay?
I'm fine...


Really?

Are you?

How am I supposed to know
if you always tell me
what you think I want to hear

Tell me how everything is falling apart
how you hate everything
including yourself

including me

Just don't tell me lies

I can't help you
when all you show me
is a wall

I can't help you
unless you help me first

Help me understand
even if I never truly will
Are you?
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:iconfaxniggyfan1134:
FaxNiggyFan1134 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
..... This made me cry....
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Anime-Girl-2008 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Nice! Check this [link]
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:iconlonely-insomniac:
Lonely-Insomniac Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This really touches me.
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robbybot Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
i do this all the time and it made me hate my self for it but i did not like to put my problems on others...but then some one came in to my life and i cant hide anything from her, some how she knows and i don't get how... but she is every thing to me.
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:iconcloduy:
cloduy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! You've been featured here: [link] hope you don't mind.
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:icondelilah-loveless:
Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Of course I don't mind :) Thank you for the feature.
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:iconasterlia:
Asterlia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I'll admit that I do this a lot. I guess it's easier to push people away then let them in.
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:iconglaise88:
Glaise88 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Awesome :) Kinda reminds me of a graphic novel i read recently.. :)
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:iconazulatd:
AzulaTd Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
that's so truth... but sometimes the fear or the pride make us stop to tell how we feel... but always we express our feelings across the look...
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:icongale-oneofmany:
Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This strikes a cord with me somehow. Well done.
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:icondelilah-loveless:
Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for being touched by my work :)
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:iconmixgirl15:
mixgirl15 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
i love it so much ..... just love it
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:icondelilah-loveless:
Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you <3
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:iconmixgirl15:
mixgirl15 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
you very wellcome
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:iconkracma:
Kracma Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So truee :/
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:iconbulldozerivan:
BulldozerIvan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been saying this countless times to various girls for years. And the message never sinks in.
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:icondelilah-loveless:
Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah it can be very frustrating... You can only hope that if you keep asking someday they will be honest about what they feel.
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Dutch-Vaati-FanGirl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much.
I was thrilled to see this on the front page, because there are usually only depressing quotes about people who feel miserable but just keep on lying about how they feel.
This is something that more people need to realize. We all know the endless "I say I feel okay but I'm not"-rattling, but there are many people who have no idea how their lies really make the other feel.
Exellent work! ^_^
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:icondelilah-loveless:
Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for understanding and liking my work :)
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SerahStark Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So right :/
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:icondelilah-loveless:
Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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SerahStark Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
( you're welcome for the fav :3 ) :hug:
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poizonink Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I can relate to this, it sounds like me. I always say you don't understand it, unless you've been there before.
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:icondelilah-loveless:
Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Which is the truth indeed.
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asdfneingag Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :D
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:icondelilah-loveless:
Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :)
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asdfneingag Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem! :)
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Sammie-random Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I do this to people. I just say "I'm fine" and brush them off. I just hate dumping my problems onto others, even if they say it's okay. I also feel that once I put my problems out in the open, others will think they are stupid, little things that I shouldn't be upset about.
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Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Worrying about what others think of you is a very common issue for people. Some people won't mind listening to you though and they won't think you're stupid. You just need to pick the right people to tell :)
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Sammie-random Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, true. Thanks :)
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rober2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Writer
Vacuous crap.
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:icondelilah-loveless:
Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Perhaps it is empty to some. I'm not good with deep stuff, big words and metaphors. I just write it as I think it. I know I'll never be published, that's not why I post anyway, and I'm not even sure how this particular piece ended up on the front page, I guess some people related to it. But don't worry, I'm sure it'll be forgotten tomorrow.
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cloduy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, seriously, don't let these guys get you down. I loved your poem, you're really good actually. Your words are so open and honest, it's terrific. Not that I know a lot about poetry though, I haven't really tried to write anything, but you seem to have talent. I must say, I haven't checked out the rest of your gallery, but this is a really good poem. I know why this got on the front page; it deserved it. I don't think it's "empty" to anyone, I guess everyone can relate, some more than others, but everyone are not as brave as you, so they blow it off with vacuous crappy comments.
It's really good :hug:
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Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for your nice words :) It's fine anyway, I know I'm not a brilliant writer, I just write these things down because I like to do so and if people like it and relate to it, it's a nice bonus. I can understand how this getting on the front page can annoy actual professional writers. But it is how it is, I didn't make people favorite it. Though I'm glad they did :)
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sabbatica Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"I'm fine" should be a banned topic for poetry
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rober2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Writer
Ditto, "no really, it's nothing!" and "leave me alone!"
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DeVanille Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So is this like a response to every single soppy poem that reaches the front page here?
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DeVanille Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every poem I've read so far here is pretentious and goes along the lines of "I'VE GOT SERIOUS ISSUES I SHOULD TALK ABOUT BUT INSTEAD I SAY I'M FINE BECAUSE IDK."
Then there's your poem which is basically "Dude, this isn't going to fix anything; go sober up, Luis."

I mean it's a good thing, but almost all, if not all, poems that reach the light of day have been a reskinning of the former prior to this.
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Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah I see :) Yeah, it's one of the reasons I wrote this. Too many people out there that have things they really should talk about, but refuse to do so to people that really matter in their life.
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:icondelilah-loveless:
Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not sure what you mean?
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Blue-Angel-X Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS is the exact reason why my relationship with the man i loved for years fell apart in a bitter mess.
Thank you for expressing it in such a wonderful way :)
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Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the compliment :)
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:iconeluuza:
Eluuza Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
This is brilliant. Extremely relatable, and you captured the issue very well.

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:icondelilah-loveless:
Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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Relic-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm the opposite; I go off into my own mini world, and when people ask if I'm ok, my train of thought short-circuit like a live wire. ^^;

Your poem reflect exactly what I go through. :hug:
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:icondelilah-loveless:
Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, sometimes it is nice to go of in your own little world for a bit though :)
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Relic-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh-huh. :D Except if you're busy at work or school...

I'm also having a problem with DA. Recently, when I first go to the starting page of my gallery and then tried clicking the 'next' page option, this shows up: Previous PageNext Page (with a line running straight through it). I can't see my poems, artwork, photos or anything beyond the first page on Featured. Majorly upset about it. :(

Has this issue been pointed out already, and have you been through the same thing?
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:icondelilah-loveless:
Delilah-Loveless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Can't say I have had that problem I'm afraid.
Maybe you can check out the status forums [link]
if it's a known issue, it should be on there :)
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:iconrelic-angel:
Relic-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tip but I've already searched through there. And I'm not the only one who has it.
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:icongamchawizzy:
Gamchawizzy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can relate, especially after what happened yesterday at school... :(
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