Selfish People

January 17, 2009
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Does anyone have a needle and a thread to spare?
I’d like to sew more clouds in the sky.
Maybe they’ll get too heavy and God will cry with me.
I’ve been through hell and back and it doesn’t get any easier.
It doesn’t slow down, it doesn’t ease up.
But we’re not alone either.
It’s times like these that I wish I could play the piano well.
I’d put my feelings into music and you all could sway along to the catchy tune.
I think everyone should own an etch-a-sketch.
We should sketch what means the most to us,
Then shake it so hard so it fades away.
That’s what happens anyways...whether they come back or not.
It’s amazing how we claim to love someone with all of our heart...their pain is ours.
And we say we’d do anything to have them back...we’d rather them be in pain if that meant them staying with us.
We’re terrible people, huh.

I guess we’re all selfish.

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Danica said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 9:54 pm
This poem is awesome.  Like sunnyhunny said, it's so honest, and really beautiful.  If you get the chance, check out some of mine; I'd love your opinion :)
sunnyhunny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:04 pm
This is great and really honest.  You say that you wish you could play the piano to vent your feelings, but dang you can write.  People will enjoy this just as much. 
Joy26 said...
Jan. 24, 2009 at 4:40 pm
THIS is a real poem.
I can feel your emotion as I read, and I love how you connect your feelings to the audience's. Tres fantastique!
sunnysyd said...
Jan. 25, 2009 at 4:31 am
That was amazing and true. Please keep submiting your work for us to read.
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