I hate being helpless

September 12, 2010
To expect people to be nice
is not the characteristics of the wise
one mistake and you are out
you'd be standing out all alone in the crowd.

You'd be forced to wish you were dead
your sufferings will become their daily bread
you look at them with eyes full of hope
and wishing in vain to be helped

Their harsh words will break you in pieces
I talk not about your body but your mental status
As if your tiny delicate heart is scared to beat any more
amidst the hard rocks with predators waiting to tear you apart.

I hate being helpless and to be a victim
to ask someone for help when they're not willing
I hate to make them turn their noses up
& crush me under their feet with my esteem down with a thump

I hate being helpless and hate to kill my self respect
and to see them enjoy my utter dependence
I hate to flatter someone disarmingly
and to watch them smile at my transient dependability...





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shybuthappy said...
Dec. 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm
my poem is your favorite to? 8*sniff* I'm so happy.
 
Gabriel M. said...
Oct. 6, 2010 at 8:56 pm
Also, I lived this life(I still kinda do)until She came into my life, so I know what you mean.
 
thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm

its weird how i know exactly how you feel. but let me tell you this: it DOES get better. trust mee

this is such a great piece. you have a way of expressing your feelings in a truly fantastic way!

rate/comment on some of my work too if you'd like. keep writing!

 
A shy dove J. replied...
Oct. 7, 2010 at 9:17 am
Its so kind of you for giving encouragement. I'll surely keep writing throughout my life. Thank you.
 
Gabriel M. said...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 7:17 pm
I have so much to learn. Such hopelessness... I respect you.
 
A shy dove J. replied...
Oct. 6, 2010 at 9:25 am
Oh!! thank you so much for such a compliment... I'm flattered.
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 7:06 pm
This is extremely sad to me. I don't know how true this is for you, but I could identify closely with the feeling that you created. This poem made my eyes widen a little wider to the nature of humanity, and its reoccurring cruelty.
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 7:12 pm
This really was well written; I always enjoy reading pieces of true emotion, my fellow bird. My advice to you? Put your faith in the friends you do have. Simple words, but satisfying. Good luck in life, my friend.
 
A shy dove J. replied...
Oct. 6, 2010 at 9:29 am
Thank you for understanding. Your words are very true. I truly consider your advice.
 
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