I Couldn't Care Less

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I don't care what your opinions are, not

anymore. 

I simply couldn't care less.

 

I don't care

if you think women

are beneath you

and should stay at home

and feed the kids

and cook your dinner.

 

I don't care

if you think that 

loving someone of the same gender

is a sin,

that it is an abomination.

 

I don't care

if you think that

abortion is horrible

and that it shouldn't be 

allowed.

 

I don't care.

I really don't.

 

do care

that because you don't think

I should be paid as much

as you,

I don't,

even if we work

the exact same.

 

do care 

because you wield

the power that you believe

that little book of yours gives you

to keep me

from marrying the woman

I love,

though I don't believe

what it says.

 

do care

that because you think

it's irresponsible,

you won't allow me

to get rid of something

inside of me

that I didn't want

and certainly didn't 

ask for,

even if I know

I can't take care of it,

not really.

Not like I should.

 

I will care then.

 

I care right now.

 

At this point

I know we'll never

see eye to eye.

That's perfectly fine with me.

I don't care.

All I ask

is that you don't make me

care.

 

All I ask

is that you don't cram

your ideas on how

I should live my life

down my throat. 

Because I'll care then,

just like I care now,

and I really,

really don't want to.

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Powerful piece; thanks for

Wellsy's picture

Powerful piece; thanks for sharing.

If you were looking to revise this piece at some point I might suggest that maybe you clarify why you don't want to care. I feel like intuitively through the tone of the piece I understand what you're getting at but the theme maybe isn't as strongly supported in the actual text. Does that make sense? Just a thought! 

 

 

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"A man said to the Universe: 'Sir, I exist!'. 'However,' replied the Universe, 'the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.'" - Stephen Crane

Thanks

Kyrridwen's picture

Hmm, I'll keep that in mind! 

Thank you!

 

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I love this. The one part

doug.demaio's picture

I love this. The one part that I felt could be stronger was the stanza about "that little book." I totally get what you're saying, but you actually take away some of your piece's power by saying "you think that little book gives you the power..." you make it seem as though the power these people (and that book) hold, is merely an illusion, only seen by the person who thinks he is in power. When in fact, those people, that book, really do have power. I think it's important to clarify that difference. Maybe something more like "I DO care, because you believe in that little book and somehow that gives you the power to keep me from marrying" Do you see what I mean?

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Oh my,  see what you mean! I'll definitely do somehting about that.

 

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