Leave Me Alone

Leave Me Alone long poem

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No thanks…I don’t feel like doing that today
Tomorrow isn’t good for me either…can’t you
Take a hint I just wanna be alone but you keep
Trying to change me and my life well it may not
Be much of a life but it’s my life…
You say you love me and you hate seeing me
This way, take a long hard look at yourself before
You start preaching to me about what’s good
For me and what’s wrong oh yeah why don’t you
Just Leave Me Alone and take care of your own…
You say I should quit smoking, exercise more
And get out of the house to clear my head, you say
I should go to bed at nightfall and get a good night’s
Rest instead of staying up all night long well I’ll
Go to bed when I wanna go to bed, who the hell
Do you think you are trying to tell me what to do
‘Cuz if I know you like I think I know you, you just
Wanna act like you know everything and everything
Is perfect in your world…you’re just a fool
Leave Me Alone and take care of your own…
Now don’t get me wrong I know somewhere deep
Down inside you have my best interest at heart
But I happen to like things here the way they are
So I wish you’d find someone else to try to change
You sound like a broken record and I’m getting tired
Of hearing the same ole thing, worry about own life
What you keep secret the wrong, stop giving me
The third degree and Leave Me, just leave me the
Hell alone, take care of your own and Leave Me

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Bo Lanier is from Chattanooga, Tennessee and has become an established poet with five books to his credit that were published in Canada. He received several achievement awards in creative writing through poetry.com and has recently published two eBooks and one paperback book through Lulu.com. After a nine year hiatus, Bo returned to publishing his poems with a new outlook and fresh ideas. His other talents include singing and songwriting.
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