I Do Not Like Me

I Do Not Like Me

A Poem by Neville Pettitt

I Do Not Like Me

 

I do not like me

I do not like

I do not

I do

I

 

I don’t like me

I do not like myself at all

I feel so very dirty

Insignificant and small

 

I do not like me

Not one tiny little bit

The way I look, the way I feel

The way my mind is split

 

I don’t like me

I do not like myself at all

The way I taste, the way I sound

The way my face don’t fit

 

I don’t like me

I do not like myself at all

I feel so very awkward

Uncomfortable and clumsy

 

I do not like me

I do not like myself at all

All your insults and the loathing

I feel such a stupid fool

 

I do not like me

I do not like myself at all

The way you shape and mould me

The abuse and way you broke me

 

I do not like me

I do not like

I do not

I do

I  


© 2017 Neville Pettitt



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Neville Hi. Purely from a poetical writing point of view I really like the repeated shortening phrase that ends with 'I' and the repeat of lines 1 & 2 in every verse. They sort of set the platform for some illustrations of why 'you' feel this way.

From an emotional point of view, I found it sad. Understandable definitely, but sad. I think I most disliked myself as a teenager and into my early 20s, but these days I sort of think - hey, there isn't a single person out there who is 100% likeable and we can pick holes in anyone. Most politicians. Greedy business people. Criminals. Cynics. Half-empty rather than half-full people. Gloaters and boasters.

But the one that gets most people is none of these - it's that sense that I could be more, do more, give more. And I think many of us will for ever feel this. But at the same time, we should try not to dislike ourselves. Try to improve - yes. But not denigrate ourselves for, well, being pretty normal. One thing that helps, I find, is to shift one's attention away from 'me' and towards friends, colleagues etc, taking interest, offering help, etc. There's usually some reciprocation, and things start to feel more balanced.

Well written!
Nigel

Posted 3 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mrudula Rani

2 Days Ago

❤️ I agree with Nigel's affectionate advice.



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okay. whoever yer hangin out with needs to hit the bricks, love. No living human being should suffer this sort of judgment, condemnation. THEY should feel so ashamed, not.you. *run away run away*!

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Neville Pettitt

2 Days Ago

Ah' but when one is unable to run anymore, a bucket full of contingencies does occasionally come in .. read more
Neville Hi. Purely from a poetical writing point of view I really like the repeated shortening phrase that ends with 'I' and the repeat of lines 1 & 2 in every verse. They sort of set the platform for some illustrations of why 'you' feel this way.

From an emotional point of view, I found it sad. Understandable definitely, but sad. I think I most disliked myself as a teenager and into my early 20s, but these days I sort of think - hey, there isn't a single person out there who is 100% likeable and we can pick holes in anyone. Most politicians. Greedy business people. Criminals. Cynics. Half-empty rather than half-full people. Gloaters and boasters.

But the one that gets most people is none of these - it's that sense that I could be more, do more, give more. And I think many of us will for ever feel this. But at the same time, we should try not to dislike ourselves. Try to improve - yes. But not denigrate ourselves for, well, being pretty normal. One thing that helps, I find, is to shift one's attention away from 'me' and towards friends, colleagues etc, taking interest, offering help, etc. There's usually some reciprocation, and things start to feel more balanced.

Well written!
Nigel

Posted 3 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mrudula Rani

2 Days Ago

❤️ I agree with Nigel's affectionate advice.
Depressively created

Great read

Matthew

Posted 3 Days Ago


Neville Pettitt

3 Days Ago

Thank you Matthew, I am most grateful for the visit, Neville
Matthew Kult

3 Days Ago

You are welcome

Matthew
Great write. Sums it up for so many. Blips of life we are passing through.

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

3 Days Ago

Thank you my friend, your visit is most welcome and much appreciated. All Good Things, Neville
This is very relatable, we do dislike ourselves sometimes, but then this feeling of disgust should not remain long.

Hating oneself sometimes is OK, but hating because the other person concluded us to be bad, is wrong! They obviously don't know the real us, better than we ourselves. They only know the side of us, we let them..People and judgemental, they'll often judge you wrong, but then that dose'nt give you the opportunity to hate yourself.If you'll not be proud of what you are, and see your worth, remember, others hardly will!

Love Yourself instead, and make yourself believe that you're good the way you are.there are many out there to hate you for everything, let them but know, their judgement babiutvyou can't all be right.Nobody is perfect, nor are they.Stand for urself! There isn't anything wrong with anyone, it's just our thinking that needs to be a good one.
Hating is easy, and anyone can do that very easily, but loving someone and respecting them for what they really are, is a virtue, not possessed by many.Be that rare person, and instead of hating yourself too, because others do, let your action, your behavior make them regret the fact that they judged you wrong then.

Our world begins with us, we are exactly what we think of ourselves, never,never let yourself think bad about you. If we seriously can't love and respect us for what we are, it will be very easy for people to hurt, reject and go ..And obviously no one will ever wish that to happen with them.Dont hate Yourself, neither let anyone else hate you.Life's way way too precious to be hated and felt bad for what one is, my friend 😊

Thankyou for sharing this piece.Nicely penned.😊


-Saumya

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

5 Days Ago

Thank you so much for considering these scribbles of mine, they are much appreciated and I sincerely.. read more
Saumya

5 Days Ago

You're welcome 😊
I fight this fight all the time. It never ends, much like the repetition in your poem. The times when the words taper off, these are the luscious moments when outside influences distract me from my own tedious thoughts. Quite graphic. I think many of us hate ourselves rather than the other person, becuz it feels so bad to be so stupid as to fall blindly like a fool *sigh!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

5 Days Ago

Hey Margie, thank you so much for stopping to consider these words, your visits are always welcome a.. read more
I don't know if some days we wake up this way.
Totally in destructive mode.
Someone has to be blamed
But in the end. It's all down to us.

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

You could be write my friend, cheers, Neville
Iam speechless. The words sound like a painful moan of an unappreciated soul. A Dark and unhappy picture.

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Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

Aye, not a joyous write but I thank thee all the same for making it worthwhile.......N
Mrudula Rani

1 Week Ago

You are sir, a versatile writer!- all the best.

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