The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side

The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side

A Poem by R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

I wrote this poem when I was 16. Optimism isn't going to change a flawed world.

I watch the lovely stars in the sky, full of happiness, full of life. It’s fun to imagine myself as a part of them. Everything up there looks perfect, and the greenery and heart of the heavens evoke a sense of longing in me. Longing for a place where the grass is greener. If I had the gift of flight, I would fly through the air until I would find myself in the heavens, where I would live happily ever after. Free from depression, suffering and pain. But I am here on the ground. Here, where the rot and stench of deathly fear fills my lungs, where nothing is fair and everyone is eventually forgotten it is hopeless to wish for more. For I am stuck here in a world full of hate and gore, where people kill and people die. Where prejudice and poverty reign supreme. Where people suffer by the hundreds of millions everyday. I try to keep an open mind, but it is impossible to be happy in a place so flawed. So I look to the skies and the heavens, and pray for the day when the grass will be green here too.

© 2017 R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

Author's Note

R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)
The person behind this poem has not come to grips with the fact that this is the world they live in, and wishes for their world to be more like that of utopia. They are wishing for something that will never happen, and are very optimistic and foolish about it. They have not yet realized that things will never change.

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You left me speechless here. I hope for that that day too. Very thoughtful and heart touching poem. Loved it.

Posted 3 Years Ago

R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

3 Years Ago

I'm glad you liked it. I love your poems too!
Najam Us Saher

3 Years Ago

Thank you :)

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R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)
R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

Burlington, Halton, Canada

For those who wonder why I have a silly username, I've been using this name because I find it funny. Potatoes are never really that sinister. The e on the end of potato is because I'm a potato with to.. more..