Misery Loves Company

Misery Loves Company

A Poem by Carole
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An old adage that remains true today. When we're miserable, being around people that are truly happy gets under our skin. Sadly, it doesn't have to be that way...

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Misery loves company

It’s so very plain to see

Seeing others happy

Purports a nominal fee

 

So much barren darkness

And momentous personal pain

Prompts striking out at others

A pronounced regressive gain

 

Hurt people-Hurt people

It’s all they’ve ever known

A skill they haven’t had to practice

They haven’t had to hone

 

To counteract ardent sadness within

Not being happy with the person they are

They lower their standard in life

They thoughtlessly lower the bar

 

With an exorbitant low self-esteem

They cut others down without a thought

In hopes of elevating themselves

Sadly, it’s all they’ve been taught

 

Blind to whom they have become

Blatantly denying whom they see

Filled with apprehension and fear

Fraught with morose insecurities

 

Admitting the truth is half the battle

Coming to terms with the negatives within

A change of heart is all it takes

To initiate a new start-and begin once again

 

 

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© 2009 Carole



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This is a powerful statement of TRUTH. So many people don't see themselves
as the person others see themselves to be.


"Blind to whom they have become

Blatantly denying whom they see

Filled with apprehension and fear

Fraught with morose insecurities

Admitting the truth is half the battle"


The last sentence is a perfect ending to you piece, as well as the begining to being free! ~ Jude xoxo :-)



Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.



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Well there is not much I can add to what has already been said on here, they all say that its very true, and its.
But I want to talk about your writing which is very heartfelt and sad, and with your words you paint a picture so full of pain and passion.
Well done.


Posted 8 Years Ago


This is excellent. The timing and rhyme were spot on and the message loud and clear. "Hurt people - hurt people" - no truer words were ever spoken. Nicely done!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Beautiful and so true. I'm adding this poem to my library, amazing write

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Posted 8 Years Ago


I love this poem, because it is 100% true. It is so beautiful. My favorite part would definitely have to be:
"Hurt people-Hurt people

It's all they've ever known

A skill they haven't had to practice

They haven't had to hone"



Posted 8 Years Ago


Amen and amen sweet sister! Again I couldn't have said it better myself. I love how people who are like this themselves are the last ones to see it. Then there are those who believe they can do what they want; causing hurt wherever they go but never receive the benefit of consequences. I know a few like that. When those consequences come they get angry and upset as if they truly believed that they had carte blanche to be hurtful and hateful without receiving their due. This poem makes a great companion piece to the one I reviewed earlier.

There is much here for all to learn, but especially those who think that simply because they've had a tough life or aren't happy now means that they get to drag everyone down with them. Bravo!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Admitting the truth is half the battle
Coming to terms with the negatives within
A change of heart is all it takes
To initiate a new start-and begin once again

This is so truthful, this is a wonderful write here, like this, you write with understanding and knowledge i like that.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Unfournatley that is so true! Another good one! I enjoy your work! And the music on your page!

Posted 8 Years Ago


There is definitely lots of truth to this wonderful poem, nice write.

Posted 8 Years Ago


wow - ok I'd like to show this one to a few people who could stand the lesson LOL At first - from the title I thought this was going to be about not being alone when you are sad or troubled - surprised me! Bullies are the worst sort - especially those who don't even have the hutzpah to face you but hide in shadows thinking they are fooling people. Ok - excellent flow here and rhyming pattern as well. I'll cut my rant short lol

Posted 9 Years Ago


Carole,

This is outstanding. And so true.

Posted 9 Years Ago



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Rio Rancho, NM



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There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore... And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn.. more..

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