(I Quit) Trying

I quit trying to please

All those beings out there.

They don't care.

All they want is for me to be

There when they need me

When they won't even be there

For me.

I quit trying to make friends

Because no one wants to be mine.

They don't care.

They want nothing to do

With me because I am just a

Useless shadow.

I quit trying to make myself

Seem so happy.

They don't care.

They think I play on

One emotion because that

Is what I show.

I quit trying to love

Another being in the world.

They don't care.

They think that my emotions are

A joke because I am different

Then them.

Why should I try to be

Who I really am to everyone

When they won't accept it?

They wouldn't care because I am just a

lingering shadow that they

want to get rid of.

I quit trying to be......