Selfish

May 16, 2011
By Anonymous

I have no right to cry...
When a disabled 18-year-old boy with the mentality of a six year old doesn't ever shed a tear about the struggles that await him each and every day

I have no right to complain over a delayed meal...
When an ashamed mother desperately searches the streets for food to feed her two young children

I have no right to complain over schoolwork...
When a little girl's family cannot afford to give her basic schooling and the opportunities it provides

I have no right to complain over being bored...
When a father works three jobs and attends night courses to barely pay his mortgage on time

I have no right to be selfish...
When there are millions of people who are far less fortunate than I.....


The author's comments:
Puts things into perspective

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Brokenorbitt said...
on Jun. 16 2011 at 11:19 pm
Brokenorbitt, Posserville, Illinois
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So. this isnt it. but something along the road one day made me realize the things that i do have and that i dont have the right to complain. well i forgot what it was. until i read this. i remembered. (: 
and i agree with this one hundred pecent. i see people on facebook complaining about how much they hate their lives just because their boyfriend of 2 weeks or so broke up with them. or they got in a fight with their parents or something silly. when really they need to take a step back. realize what you have compared to others. life could always be worse. so accept what you have. 
oh and this is great. (:

Anagam BRONZE said...
on Jun. 16 2011 at 11:46 am
Anagam BRONZE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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I relate. GR8 poem :)


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