Afterwards

Afterwards

A Poem by Heromen Selena

I'm not going to lie to you to spare your feelings
No beating around the bush
Everyone should know this so I'm just going to say it straight

Life isn't fair
Bad things happen everyday
It's what you do after the fact that makes you who you are

Accidents are freak things
By definition they're things you can't control
So don't bother blaming yourself for them

Don't expect everybody to feel sorry for you when you blame yourself
All you will get from me is a sorry that means nothing
Sure I feel sorry that it happened, but when you make a big deal out of it you lose my sincerity

Though this may seem cliche to write this
It truly has good intentions to reach people who've gone down the pity road
If you get this far in the poem I congratulate you for persevering with me

Grab yourself together
Move on from the tragedies that blacken your world
And feel the light that has been there all along.

© 2015 Heromen Selena


Author's Note

Heromen Selena
This one was harsh and I apologize. I'm just sick and tired of hearing everyone's problems and blaming themselves. Thanks for reading.

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Fudge apologizing for it being harsh. This is one of those things that needs to be harsh! I absolutely love this because I completely stand by it. This is definitely something that needed to be written. Great work!

Chaos_Collector

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Heromen Selena

5 Years Ago

Thank you :)
Chaos_Collector

5 Years Ago

You're welcome :)
Well, yes it is harsh, but you needed to be harsh. The idea behind this poem requires a harshness to be fully expressed. Now, you've got to know that just this poem isn't going to stop everything your tired of, but I love that you still try to tell people that it's not their fault and they need to move on. This poem spoke to me, and although I know that I'm not totally going to stop blaming myself, it's definately helped me realize something important. Thank you:)

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Heromen Selena

7 Years Ago

Yes I defiantly know that it won't fix everything. That's a little much to ask for from a simple poe.. read more
Elizabeth Porterfield

7 Years Ago

Your welcome:) and I totally understand:) Thank you for writing this:)
Great efforts to discipline those who create problems to others.
But,a great message of optimism has also been presented in the poem as shown below:
"Grab yourself together
Move on from the tragedies that blacken your world
And feel the light that has been there all along."
Well done!
You may check the spelling of the word in the following line:

'No beading around the bush.'
Check if it is 'beating' or 'beading'.


This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 7 Years Ago


Heromen Selena

5 Years Ago

Thank you for correcting my mistake :)
zainul

5 Years Ago

You are most welcome.:)
Harsh ;) but it's truthful! I like it

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Heromen Selena

7 Years Ago

Write more!
Melissa

7 Years Ago

:p fine
Heromen Selena

6 Years Ago

Lol this review :P
i like it , it has truth in it... well spoken and written

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Heromen Selena

7 Years Ago

Thank you :)
Your wisdom is correct. Why cry over spilled milk. Better to figure out ways to fix the problems. Life is hard for many people. We must learn from error and tragedies. There is some pain if it is your pain. Hard to get over. I like your thought and the strong ending. Thank you for sharing the excellent poem.
Coyote

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Heromen Selena

7 Years Ago

Thank you :)
Nicely done. There is a lot of truth to your words and some people just need to hear this sort of thing. It does not good to wallow in the result of what you had no control over.

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Heromen Selena

7 Years Ago

THank you :)
everyone needs to get told straight up sometimes. I have a friend who is always complaining about his problems when he isn't directly in the conversation. I mean, yeah life's rough, but he's not the only one who goes through bad times, he hasn't had the worst of life, and above all, no one really wants to listen to the same problems fifteen times an hour. Wallowing in self-pity is never attractive. don't apologize for your feelings hun.

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Heromen Selena

7 Years Ago

Okay :) THanks :)
Yeah get your act together everybody, we all need a kick up the arse every now and then, well all the time actually.

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Heromen Selena

5 Years Ago

Thank you for reading
I like harsh, don't apologize for being real about your feelings. I personally hate when people wallow in their own self pity, ad even more when they to drag others in it. We all need some hard truth in our lives, so don't be afraid to step up and speak your mind.
Good write :)

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Heromen Selena

7 Years Ago

Thanks :)

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