Monday, December 11, 2006

I Did Not Need To Know

For most of my life I seem to be learning lessons I don't really care to learn.

I did not need to know that the people you love or trust might eventually betray you.

I did not need to know that most of my "friends" will never be around when I need them.

I did not need to know that most people will never know when to say the right things.

I did not need to know that there is a heavy price to pay for freedom.

I did not need to know what it feels like to be bitter.

I did not need to know that it is always easier to feel bad than it is to feel good.

I did not need to know that a broken heart is not mendable.

I did not need to know innocence is as cheap as the toys you find in packets of junk food.

Most of all...

I did not need to know that I will know whether I wish it or not.

2 comments:

savante said...

Hmm.. what does all this mean?

Elaine said...

:(

Call me whenever dude. I haven't seen you in ages and, in no small part thanks to this entry, I'm feeling guilty as hell!

Ohhhhh wait. This is the perfect opportunity for me to launch into an elaborate whine about you missing my birthday party...

:(