A Poem by Hairythoughts

Since the beginning of time and more so than ever today we define ourselves by the reactions of others to our identity. Many of us are dependent on praise by unknown persons, which is absurd.


The center of the universe,

Needs satellites that swirl around,

So that the center can be sure,

That gravity is on its side.

© 2017 Hairythoughts

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Well written and I really dig the style.

Posted 6 Years Ago

My mom always said that people project and see their own flaws in others - greatly magnified. I guess it's always been and perhaps its the source of
Matthew 7:4
How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' while there is still a beam in your own eye?

I love these writes which make us look deeply at ourselves and at our species too. Nice one.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Beautiful poem highlighting so well this major flaw in humanity - that we crave the praise and attention of those around us, desperately. I love that your use of the universe as the symbol for humanity shows how universal this flaw is, how it appears in everyone, and how even those who know it's there can't really help it.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Great metaphor for humans as the center of their own "universe". We often find meaning in how other's perceive and value our actions, which is absurd as you mention. Your poem points out that this law of attraction: humans need to have a following in order to feel attractive/worthy.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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4 Reviews
Added on August 24, 2017
Last Updated on August 24, 2017
Tags: people, self-confidence, confidence, social, society



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