Doing Something for You, Only to Blame it on Them

Doing Something for You, Only to Blame it on Them

A Poem by Devin Gates
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A confusing poem for a confusing time.

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Doing Something for You, Only to Blame it on Them


Thinking before you speak is one thing,

Thinking while you speak is another.


All too often, speech and thoughts have a different meaning.

Can you hear it when you listen, or do you not even bother?


There is no such thing as a selfless act,

This is something I have learned to be fact.


Unwarranted favors,

Unfavorable critiques,

Unwelcomed excuses

Uninvited behaviors.


Doing it all for everyone else’s sake,

Or so it would very well seem.


This charade is sure to run out of steam,

But let’s make sure that it does not, we wouldn’t want to repeat the same mistake.


But here is something I had not considered,

Do you prefer this to that, a world in a state of whither?


Undesired consequences,

Unforeseen outcomes,

Undeniable fortune,

Undeserving messes.


Loneliness and misery only seem to bring you comfort,

But I understand; it's easier to hurt, happiness takes effort.






© 2017 Devin Gates



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your last two lines are simply wonderful and so truthful. enjoyed this

Posted 3 Months Ago


Devin Gates

3 Months Ago

Hello there, thank you for the kind words. I am glad you enjoyed reading it.

Try my .. read more
Hey,

Thank you for entering your poem into my competition.

You touch upon some fascinating subjects that I feel are not considered or put into action by humanity in our daily existences together.
If these points were considered I wonder how different human relationships and the world in general would be.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Devin Gates

3 Months Ago

Hi there, I truly appreciate the kind words, and for choosing my poem to be placed second in your co.. read more
Undesired consequences,
Unforeseen outcomes,
Undeniable fortune,
Undeserving messes.

These things will exist regardless of our choices but this poem reminds me to think before I make decisions that affect other lives.


Posted 3 Months Ago


Unwarranted favors,
Unfavorable critiques,
Unwelcomed excuses
Uninvited behaviors.

So true, this whole write is.
You are very talented. Keep writing always.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Devin Gates

3 Months Ago

Kimberly, I appreciate this and the many other reviews. I am glad that you enjoyed my writing.
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Hello, Devin, thank you for entering my contest! :)
This is interesting, with some rhyme. I think the reader would benefit from some example of the behavior you mention here, maybe in another write.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Devin Gates

3 Months Ago

Hello there, I appreciate the review here. I like your suggestion, but there is a reason the behavio.. read more
mattavelli

3 Months Ago

Sure, Devin, I'm reviewing all the entries in my contest, though none of the entrants have returned .. read more
mattavelli

3 Months Ago

Why do trees have roots? Haha
I'm no good at writing poems, so I don't have much to give. But I like it. I really like it.
I know that means nothing. But I can't think of any criticism. I love the idea of the writing. I enjoy the length, it doesn't go on and on. But it gives us enough to stay invested. The conclusion gives me a good feeling of ending. That sounds weird, but some stories end with something unneeded and leaves me there thinking, "What just happened?"
I get the idea and thought your saying, which I can't say with every writing. . .
If anything, I understand it completely.

Really, this probably won't help. . . I can't think of any improvement you need. Other then keep the creativity coming!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Devin Gates

3 Months Ago

Penguin, I truly appreciate the feedback on my writing. I do not think poetry is my strong suite, so.. read more

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