I didn't ask for sunny days

or bright and happy smiles.

I don't like your purposely rhyming poems

random rhyming is more my style.

I didn't want the happy memories

they make the bad seem much worse.

I didn't want your distant smile

like a ghost of how you were.

I didn't want and didn't like

a lot of things you know.

But they're here

and that's the way it is.

Trying to force them away

won't make them go any faster.

So for now there's one thing to do

and I'll do it since I must.

Accept the fact that they happened

and embrace their part in what I've come to be.