Boys Like You Make Me Feel Stupid

God & Man

Boys like you make me wonder
what kind of vibes am I giving
to attract someone so insincere
and someone so dishonest.

Boys like you make me feel
like I should just stay home
because ‘putting myself out there’
only ends in heartbreak and pain.

Boys like you make me question
my judgment,
my intuition,
my heart.

Boys like you disgust me
they make me look bad,
they embarrass me,
they make me look like a fool.

Boys like you make me feel small.
Why did I believe lies again?
Why was I waiting for a text again?
What did I even see in you?

Boys like you remind me
that love can be blind
and that if you don’t open your eyes
you will always live in the dark.

Boys like you are lessons
examples of what to avoid,
examples of deception,
examples of self-destruction.

But boys like you will not define me
because I never fell in love with boys like you
I only liked them for a little while
until I realized that I deserved better.

Because boys like you are weak
and I’m strong.
Boys like you are the reason
that girls like me are still single. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Rania Naim is a poet and author of the new book All The Words I Should Have Said, available here.


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