Poems by Adria Janae Potter

Ruff and Tuff

a poem by Adria Janae Potter

I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
I never cry – not one tear
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
Don’t wear bows or dresses or clips
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
Don’t play with dolls but GI Joes
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
Don’t want a barbie but a hotwheel instead
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
I’m small but strong and never wrong
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
Don’t need nobody to take care of me
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
Got sixteen scars; from bad cuts too
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
I can do anything – even fly
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
Anything you can do I can do better
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
Not sweet, nice, or innocent
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
Don’t mess with me and don’t talk trash
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
Your mean and cruel words don’t matter
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff
I never cry – no not one tear cause
I’m a little girl whose ruff and tuff

How?

a poem by Adria Janae Potter

How do I tell you we are better off alone?
Sometimes I wish we could start over again
How can I tell you, if not over the phone?
I wouldn’t hurt you, you wouldn’t hurt me then

It doesn’t feel real, it doesn’t feel right
We used to be close, things used to be great
But now my parents and I are starting to fight
They think I will lie and that I am a fake

How would you feel if I was gone
Would I feel the same without you
What would happen if I said “I’m done”
Could we still be friends after all we’ve been through

I know I hurt you and your friends
It hurts me too and I hope you can deal
It is unreal to believe this is the end
But please don’t be afraid to tell me how you feel

It is better to end this now before it gets worse
We are starting to argue, soon we will fight
It really scares me that I could be wrong
But even more that I could be right