Big Dark World

October 17, 2010
By elizabethjoy GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
elizabethjoy GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 articles 1 photo 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”
Eleanor Roosevelt


Too many people not to know,
Too many places not to see,
Maybe I’m being selfish, or jealous,
But this competition – it’s killing me.

It’s too hard to just be myself
When I know there are billions of selves
Out there
Being themselves,
Just like I’m trying to do.
Is it that this world is too big?
Or that I am too small?

It’s scary to think
Everything you’ll never be –
The things you weren’t meant to be
The things you didn’t choose to be
The things you wish you could be
But never were able to be.

I guess all we can do is settle,
To fight against the urge to fight,
To question to the point
Of hurting.
To just be, and not ask why, or how,
Or complain that it’s just not possible.
Because somehow, it just is.



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on Nov. 6 2010 at 9:58 am
elizabethjoy GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 articles 1 photo 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Thank you! This is the first thing I've ever posted and your comment means a lot. I will definitely take a look at your work!

on Nov. 1 2010 at 7:49 am
Alisha62293 BRONZE, Warwick, Rhode Island
2 articles 1 photo 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." Charles Darwin

This was amazing. I loved your word choice. Keep up the good work, i would love to read more of your work!

When you said, "

I guess all we can do is settle,
To fight against the urge to fight,
To question to the point
Of hurting.
To just be, and not ask why, or how,
Or complain that it’s just not possible.
Because somehow, it just is"
I couldnt agree more. All of the fighting in this world is something that we dont need and you captured that view perfectly.

If you get a chance, take a look at my work.



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