“Cecilia Maria! How could you be so stupid?
You are dating a man who is married.”
So you have discovered my little secret.
My thanks to you, good old Gossip!
“You had us believe you were in school.
You turned us into big doddering fools!”
You had me take a course I disliked.
Should you impose on me your absolute control?
“What have you been doing all these months
when you asked for tuition and allowance?”
I live in a ratty dorm, I barely have enough
with my friends’ lifestyle, I couldn’t keep up.
“We gave you all that you needed.
You graduate. That’s all we wanted.”
I really want that too
Yet there are other things I want to do.
“Last time, you promised to mend your way
Instead you went completely astray.”
Your expectations are killing me
Why don’t you just let me be?
“Have you nothing to say?
Those false tears, wipe them away!”
Mama, I can’t bear it when you cry.
I’ll escape this trouble by and by.
“You have brought us so much pain.
For our sacrifice, trouble is our gain.”
You don’t know what it is to be unwanted
Trouble, trouble, I am trouble, is all I heard.
How can I stop your downward spiral?
You’re a person better than what you show.
“I need to think my life through.
I have become Trouble. I know.”
This is my 33-333 word response to this week’s challenge posed by
Trouble is the word. For this challenge, it has this meaning –