Don’t Take It Personally, But I’m Not Interested

Don’t take it personally when you don’t hear from me very often.

Don’t take it personally when I leave you on read because I got too busy to respond.

Take it personally when I don’t even look your way.

Take it personally when you see me smiling and laughing and it has nothing to do with you.

See, you kept on playing with my feelings like I was just supposed to stick around.

Yes, you may have gotten the best of me a few times, but you messed up when you hurt me to the point where I found out how to love myself.

Can you leave me alone please? Can you just go away?

Don’t take this personally, but I don’t care too much for you anymore.

I realized all this time that it wasn’t that I was asking for too much, I was simply just asking the wrong one.

One thing about me is that I love too hard, fall too quick, and care way too much. Fortunately, I’m quitting the business of wasting love. I don’t care to waste my energy on you anymore.

You don’t even know what you want. You say one thing but do another. Who knows? Maybe you’re confused.

I’m not oblivious. You think I can’t see that you’re trying to use me, but I know all you want is sex. Quit talking to me as if I’m naive or simple. I’m honestly sick of you insulting my intelligence.

You can’t hold a conversation. Whenever we talk, you’re not capable of entertaining me or feeding my mind or my spirit. So no thank you, I’m good.

If I call it off in the beginning, don’t take it personally. It’s just that I pay attention and you’re so typical — you have the same patterns. I learned to stop ignoring the red flags. I go with my intuition.

Don’t take this personally, but you ruin my mood sometimes, so I would appreciate it if you wouldn’t bother me.

I just wanna be left alone, honestly. Please don’t take this personally.

I may look, I may even flirt, but you want my number? To take it a step further? No thank you, I’m not interested.

Juggling school and work is more than enough. I don’t need your empty words, the extra stress, or the mixed feelings you bring. You can keep it all.

Don’t take it personally if I sound heartless or cold. I promise you I’m not, I’m just over you disturbing my peace.

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