Running On Empty

@inertia4 (27000)
United States
October 6, 2017 9:04am CST
Always on the run with nothing to show for it Energy spent with no appreciation, no respect Resistance running low, running low, low down Look what I am doing, don’t you even give a sh!t I love too much and I still have a broken heart Am I just entertainment for you, am I just your clown I want some affection I want some appreciation I want some compassion I want to be truly loved I know I have my flaws and I know I’m not perfect I know I fly off the handle, sometimes way too soon I know I have some bad habits that I’m working on Please understand I have a heart that beats Please, please, please see my point of view I don’t know how long I can really hold on I just want a hug I just want a kiss I just want to be held I don’t want to cry I may show my tough outer self but I’m hurting inside I try and hide the true pain that’s inside of me Help me be the person I truly am, I need your understanding I have been in overdrive all my life, getting tired of this ride I want to love, I want to feel, I want to be me Don’t call me a scatter brain, don’t give me no commands Please caress me Please tell me you love me Please tell me I’m beautiful Please show me your feelings I have come full circle at this point of my life I need to slow down and take care of me fro awhile I feel I have been used as a servant for too long Please understand the love and caring I have inside I am with you all these years and never became your wife I’ve given my heart and soul and put my feelings on the side But you look at me as crazy and always tell me I’m wrong I need someone who will let me live my life.  Please let me be myself Please let me heal from within Please let me feel my pulse Please, please, let me start to begin Copyright © 2017 Steven Cetta All Rights Reserved Image Credit: CoolText.com
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11 responses
@Kandae11 (30730)
6 Oct
There are many people out there with those same needs you have expressed. Very nice poem.
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
6 Oct
Thank you very much. I appreciate it. I did write this about someone I know. I feel for that person deeply. And it hurts me to see how she is treated. Now, don't get me wrong, it's not as bad as this poem makes it sound. But in the emotional department, it is.
@Ganma7 (2615)
14 Nov
@inertia4 that is very sad
@just4him (99945)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
Well done! I take it this is a song you wrote.
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
30 Oct
No, not a song, a poem inspired by music. I am glad you liked it. Thank you.
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@just4him (99945)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Oct
@inertia4 You're welcome.
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
30 Oct
@just4him Thank you very much.
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@paigea (21398)
• Canada
31 Oct
Thought provoking.
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
31 Oct
Thank you. I always try to make my content good. But I always think it's not good enough.
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@paigea (21398)
• Canada
31 Oct
@inertia4 If it has meaning to you; it is sure to have meaning for someone else.
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
1 Nov
@paigea Well, it is just a poem. Hopefully it might have meaning to someone out there. If I can touch just one person I am happy.
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@Hannihar (20814)
26 Jan
Did not read this all the way through but what I did fits my mood now and other times as well. I am also running on empty right now and have no energy left to care. I have a little break till I am either at the end of what has to be done or if have to find another solution that the people I had to make phone calls too were not much help.
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
26 Jan
Well, look, we all have something that is troubling us. I know I have right now. But this poem was really written for someone else I know. A woman that really gets no love and appreciation or caressing.
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@Hannihar (20814)
28 Jan
@inertia4 That was very special of you to write it for her inertia4.
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
28 Jan
@Hannihar Thank you. She deserved this poem. I hate people being used like dogs.
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@Ganma7 (2615)
11 Nov
Very lovely poem. Music is an inspiration
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
13 Nov
Thank you. Music is always my inspiration.
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@Ganma7 (2615)
13 Nov
@inertia4 I love music too!
@Ganma7 (2615)
13 Nov
@inertia4 welcome
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@Lumartz (122)
15 Nov
I feel you
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
15 Nov
Thank you. But this poem is not about me. It is about someone close to me.
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@Lumartz (122)
15 Nov
@inertia4 Well, he`s so good at writing such lovely poems, it touches the hearts of the readers
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
16 Nov
@Lumartz I am the writer of this poem, I mean the poem was written by me about someone else.
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@1hopefulman (22600)
• Canada
8 Nov
It's awful when someone is in what should be a loving relationship and they are giving so much and is emotionally treated badly and feels unappreciated and unloved. I hope things work out for you friend! This could be a song that touches the hearts of many. Well done!
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
9 Nov
Well, this is not about me at all. It is about someone else. But I made it sound worse than it actually is. Remember, most of my content like this is fiction. Some aspects do or might come from real situations.
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@1hopefulman (22600)
• Canada
12 Nov
@inertia4 I hear you!
@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
13 Nov
@1hopefulman Thank you.
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@EddieHands (35490)
• United States
31 Jan
Wow great poem.. how I feel about things at times.. Blessings !!
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
31 Jan
Thank you my friend. I put thought into this one. And it is for someone else really.
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@EddieHands (35490)
• United States
31 Jan
@inertia4 wow well great poetry. I also write poetry
@jstory07 (61242)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Nov
I like what yu wrote. You put a lot of thought into it.
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
7 Nov
Thank you, I do try my best. I am glad you enjoyed it. I know I need to make some more posts. I have tons more to put up here.
@BelleStarr (34991)
• Portland, Connecticut
10 Oct
There is a sadness to this poem that touches me, everyone deserves to be loved and respected.
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
10 Oct
Correct. Everyone does need love and understanding. This poem is obviously not about me. Although I have been through my own issues in my life. But this is about someone I know personally. Now, that being said, I am not saying the persons relationship is horrible. Not by any means. I just feel there is a lack of love, caring and understanding.
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@Corbin5 (89207)
• United States
6 Oct
So many crave what you have mentioned here in your fine poem.
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@inertia4 (27000)
• United States
6 Oct
I know many feel this way. I once did in my life. And I get bothered by others ho do. It bothers me deeply. And this is really about someone I know. But mainly it is more about lack of emotional support. Lack of compassion. It is sad.
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