That's Not My Problem

That's Not My Problem

A Poem by Cindy Marietta

You leave your hotel room a mess for the maid to clean up 
because you say, well,
"That's not my problem."
You watch the waitress working 60 hours a week with a second job as a single mom drop a pile of dishes on the floor, and you look away as if you didn't see it and cut her tip by 5% 
because you say, well,
"That's not my problem."
You listen to the harsh remarks muffled through the ceiling of your apartment of the man talking to his wife that progressively turns into violence of actions rather than words but just turn the t.v up louder 
because you say, well,
"That's not my problem."
You stand in line impatiently to buy your new IPhone, because the one you have now just doesn't cut it, and ignore the man that just had his service cancelled when he couldn't afford his bill after he got laid off 
because you say, well,
"That's not my problem."
You pass a man sitting on the street corner everyday on your way to work where you make $50 an hour while he gets that much in a month, wrapped in a blanket with an empty cup sitting next to him, he smiles and wishes you a good day, but that cup stays empty as you pass 
because you say, well,
"That's not my problem."
You see a commercial for abused dogs come on your t.v and you change the channel, just as you do the ones with starving children because you don't want those 30 seconds to ruin your week, knowing you didn't donate those 20 cents a day figuring someone else will 
because you say, well,
"That's not my problem."
Your kids tell you about their classmates who come to school with bruises and uncombed hair and you just tell them be grateful for what you have 
because you say, well,
"That's not my problem."
You know about the wars going on and the fighting and the families losing their moms and dads and brothers and sisters but you don't stand up for world peace 
because you say, well,
"That's not my problem."
You hear of the women being beat, no education or jobs, all they do is cook and clean, the things you dread to do, but you don't stand up for women's rights 
because you say, well,
"That's not my problem."
You hear of the outbreaks of disease and sickness in countries around the world, but as long as you or your family isn't sick you don't pay much attention, 
because you say, well,
"That's not my problem."
You know there's prisoners of war, houses being shred and torn, families on the street, with no food, no meat, on their bones. You see corrupted politicians and the GMO's, but you don't take a stand 
because you say, well, 
"That's not my problem."
You see homes, cities and countries being torn apart by natural disasters, but then you realize that maybe humanity itself is the natural disaster, but you don't take action against society 
because you say, well,
"That's not my problem."

The world sees tragedy and hunger and abuse and immorality and corruption

and no one is there to stop it 

because we all think well,

“That’s not our problem.”


But what we need to realize is,

anyone’s problem, is everyone’s problem.

© 2015 Cindy Marietta


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What I enjoyed about this.

First off it is as in your face as anyone could be with out stepping out of their car or house.
You point out the fact and the thought behind it.
"It's not our problem".


Now the rings to the selfish and selfless.



Above all the little nygma, this is one of those things one must remember and ask of themselves.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cindy Marietta

6 Years Ago

Thank you for the great review, I really appreciate it!



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I absolutely LOVE this. Great stuff!!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cindy Marietta

6 Years Ago

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
very true. we don't care about others or wats happening around us. I personally feel lucky to read dis one. got to learn a lesson form your words. one of d best poem i hv read till now.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cindy Marietta

6 Years Ago

Awe thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it
To say it a shorter way: "If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and make that CHANGE. (Hee Hee, JUMMONE.)"
Seriously, thanks for sharing these thoughtful thoughts. It gives us all something to think about.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cindy Marietta

6 Years Ago

Haha, thank you for the review, I appreciate it! Glad you liked it
There are people who really uncaring, selfish and unfeeling. They don't care whatever happens as long as they are not the ones affected.
You are right, everyone's problems are ours, too.
Well-done!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cindy Marietta

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much!
What I enjoyed about this.

First off it is as in your face as anyone could be with out stepping out of their car or house.
You point out the fact and the thought behind it.
"It's not our problem".


Now the rings to the selfish and selfless.



Above all the little nygma, this is one of those things one must remember and ask of themselves.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cindy Marietta

6 Years Ago

Thank you for the great review, I really appreciate it!
It's all our problem and it's biting us in the a*s as we speak.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cindy Marietta

6 Years Ago

Couldn't have said it better, thanks for the review!
This was a pretty decent write--considering the fact that I have these same selfish thoughts, yet I do nothing to impair it. And I am aware of this intentional ignorance I remain to the anonymous Problem. A lot of truth bled out of these words tho. I enjoyed this write throughly. (:

-max

Posted 6 Years Ago


Cindy Marietta

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much for the review! We all ignore our thoughts sometimes :)
The work is thought provoking.
I bet even the most selfish one will stop by and feel the guilt in his heart.
Thank you Amanda for sharing the priceless piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cindy Marietta

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much for your kind review! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
zainul

6 Years Ago

You are always welcome,dear poet.:)
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JC
Exactly! people are more than willing to post every misery on facebook, but as soon as you give them an actual way to help they disappear...this expressed a lot of my frustrations too...amen...great job...

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cindy Marietta

6 Years Ago

Thanks! And I know, people will talk all the time but never take any action. I appreciate the review.. read more
The last lines are so touching, a brilliant work to read, especially I liked the expression of your words, overall a nice read,
thankyou

Posted 6 Years Ago


Cindy Marietta

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much!

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