Selfish

@inertia4 (26882)
United States
June 26, 2016 2:56pm CST
I was born to this earth a single soul I've married, had children and now I'm alone I am very confused and my thoughts array I'm becoming unglued in every single way Depression runs deep inside my head and at times I think I wish I were dead Please give me the strength to pick myself up for I must live for my children the ones that I love Copyright © 2009 Steven Cetta All Rights Reserved Image Credit: CoolText.com Inertia4, Selfish, Poem, inertia4poetry
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@Bluedoll (16819)
• Canada
26 Jun 16
That poem has a really good flow to it. I like all the connections, alone, selfish and living all together.
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
27 Jun 16
Thank you. I always try and write them with feeling. Although there is truth with this one. And that always helps things along.
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@Bluedoll (16819)
• Canada
27 Jun 16
@inertia4 poem had a happy ending
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
29 Jun 16
@Bluedoll Yes it did. And that is true. I am doing fine and have been for quite some time.
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@epiffanie (8339)
• Australia
29 Jun 16
I can relate to the feeling of aloneness .. We are always alone in our own thoughts .. We are always alone even if we are in the middle of a room full of people ..
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
29 Jun 16
I get that. I feel that way sometimes myself. But what I went through with my marriage wasn't a good feeling at all. But like everything else, I bounced back from it. And most people do.
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@epiffanie (8339)
• Australia
30 Jun 16
@inertia4 I can also relate to 'bad marriage' .. the most difficult decision one had to make is to break a vow.. But sometimes, vows need to be broken to avoid braking one's soul ..
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
30 Jun 16
@epiffanie I see that and I understand that. I was cheated on and lied to. So for me there was no repairing the marriage. She broke the bond, not me. But it is what it is now.
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@baman7987 (112)
26 Jun 16
Smile, get drunk and have a good night's sleep. We don't need to take outselves up so seriously. isn't it?
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
26 Jun 16
I did plenty of getting drunk back then. It never helped. Although it did feel good. But now many years later I am find with the whole thing.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
26 Jun 16
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@Bluedoll (16819)
• Canada
26 Jun 16
wow talk about bad advice lol
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
26 Jun 16
Why is this poem titled "selfish"?
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
27 Jun 16
Because it was selfish to be the way I was and for her to be the way she was. I could have titled it selfless, but I thought selfish was better.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
27 Jun 16
@inertia4 why would it be selfish? sorry, I'm genuinely confused. I think there ought to be a separation between your own identity and the role you play. e.g. My father is not a happy man, but it does not stop him from being a good father to me. Would I prefer him to be happier, sure! But he is who he is, he shouldn't try to be something he is not just because I want him to be different. Surely am also selfish in wanting my parent to conform to my ideals.. I think too often parents feel obligated to become a different person for their children.. and am not sure they should or need to do that
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@sharon6345 (102322)
• United States
26 Jun 16
That sure is the best reason for you to give it a try. I know all about that as well. That was the reason I got to the hospital.
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
26 Jun 16
This is an old poem now. I did go through hard times with my marriage and the break up. But I am well over that now. I still live for my kids, no matter what.
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@toniganzon (41138)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
Hi! When did you get back to mylot? Nice to see you again.
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
29 Jun 16
I have been back since last July. But I never stopped coming to MyLot all these years. But I am back full force these days.
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@toniganzon (41138)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
@inertia4 good to know.
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
29 Jun 16
@toniganzon Thanks. I love MyLot.
@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
28 Jun 16
You are speaking words many might be thinking right now.
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
29 Jun 16
I am sure of it. Bad situations like that are not easy at the time they are happening. But they do get better.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Jun 16
that's beautiful and bittersweet
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
27 Jun 16
That it is. Thank you. I lived most of it years ago. So there is personal feelings attached to it.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Jun 16
@inertia4 I wondered if that wasn't the case
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
29 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt Well, truth always has a way of getting emotions to show. And it did at the time. I went through a lot of emotions then and writing poems and listening to music actually helped me through it all.
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@velvet53 (15378)
• Palisade, Colorado
30 Jul 16
Super, strong poem. You always have been good at writing poems.
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
30 Jul 16
Well, thank you. I try. I have many more where this came from. I think you know that. I have some posted and many more to come. Again, thank you.
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@velvet53 (15378)
• Palisade, Colorado
30 Jul 16
@inertia4 You are welcome. Yes, I remember reading a lot of your poems.
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
31 Jul 16
@velvet53 Cool. Well, stick around more. You will get to read some that used to be on Bubblews and Persona Paper. They will all be here now.
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@EddieHands (33088)
• United States
10 Jul 16
Wow what a powerful and deep poem!
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
10 Jul 16
Thank you. I always try to make them as good as I can.
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@EddieHands (33088)
• United States
10 Jul 16
@inertia4 you did great !
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
10 Jul 16
@EddieHands Well, thank you. Nice!!!
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
1 Jul 16
This is so sad it makes my heart ache to think of someone feeling this way. I understand I've felt the same way at times. I see this was written in 2009 are you still feeling this depressed?
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
2 Jul 16
The answer is no. I am not feeling like that anymore. That is over now. It was a long stretch for me though. I think we all go through a major hurt in our lives. maybe it makes us stronger.
@shaggin (27050)
• United States
4 Jul 16
@inertia4 I am very glad to hear that! I think with my husband dying it made me weaker but kinder..
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
5 Jul 16
@shaggin I don't know. You don't seem to be weaker to me. I know I don't personally know you, but from the way you write I see a strong woman in you. Life is not fair. Never has been. We do the best we can with what we have. And in my opinion I think you do an awesome job with the cards dealt to you.
@OreoBrownie (3398)
• Elberton, Georgia
23 Oct 16
I'm so sorry you are depressed. Your word picture is painted clearly with words. I would take this poem to your doctor so he or she can see into your inner self and know better how to treat you.
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
24 Oct 16
LOL. Sorry for laughing. But this is old now. I have passed all this and it is behind me now. I was depressed for some time. Don't get me wrong. But this is something I wrote some years ago.
@Shiva49 (9752)
• Singapore
6 Jul 16
We have always more reasons to live and we should press on - siva
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
7 Jul 16
I totally agree with you on that. We do have much more to live for. Life is not always easy.
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@jstory07 (58102)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Jul 16
The poem that you wrote sounds very good and it is sad that you had to feel that way.
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
5 Jul 16
Thank you. Yes it was sad. But I got over all of it. Look, we go through life not really knowing what will happen. And we do get burned at times. As long as we learn from it.
@DianneN (59951)
• United States
30 Jun 16
Very touching poem, and from what you've told me in the past, very personal.
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
30 Jun 16
There are some personal things in this one. But I hope I laid it out in a way where it was relatable to others. Thank you.
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@CoralLevang (40951)
• United States
27 Jun 16
I have felt similarly in my life
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
29 Jun 16
I think many people have had these feelings. I know I wasn't alone.
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