Apathy vs Admiration

Apathy vs Admiration

A Poem by tynamite
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Man, I need to write shorter poems. A realist with a lack of empathy, wishing he was like an idealist, with a lot of admiration for others and themselves.

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Apathy vs Admiration

Apathy

#1 The Diverted Road of Empathy

I was walking down the street,
Past the buildings I once knew.
I used to pass them all the time.
Now I pass them ever so often.

I was walking past the buildings.
They still look the same.
On this night of travelling.
I thought about my time.

The time round here I spent,
Wasn't spent being happy.
Thinking of my youth round here,
I never spent so much time here at all.

I thought about myself,
And what I would be like;
If my memories of here,
Were as happy as they should be.

There are no bad memories here,.
To affect me or to scar me
But if there were more good,
I could have been more happier.

If I had known good people here,
And have times worth remembering.
I could have been somewhere better in life,
And have empathy to share with others.

If I had known good people here;
I could have been able to empathise,
And understand other people's opinions,

And think of possibilities, of outcomes and feelings.


I could not be walking this route on my own.

I could have someone to call on the way.

I could have been a better listener.

I could have been places I never imagined.


Admiration
#2 The Mayfair* Route to Admiration

*of course I mean Mayfair, as in Monopoly.
Admiring others, as well as themselves.
That is a gift, that cannot be brought.
It's a cloud, that's acquired, not taught.
Hovering over them, the protection they sought.

When you see this person talk.
You will see that all is well with the world.
It's a far cry, from the person before.
The person before, wants to be that person.

To him, the person is their magnet.
Their sunshine on a rainy day.
That those people still exist in this world,
Reminds that person, how they should be acting.

The person has admiration for everything.
Appreciating the world and all living things.
She's extrovert, unlike the introvert;
So she has no problem asking for anything.

You could see this person some time tomorrow,
or on Twitter, talking to anyone,
asking the public to talk to oneself,
making her life into a public display.

With a high self esteem for herself,
and admiration for everyone else;
you could ask yourself what happy life they lived,
for that person to ever turn out, how they did.

© 2011 tynamite


Author's Note

tynamite
Imagine a person with a lack of empathy for other people's opinions as they believe that they're always right, yet this person still regards their thoughts and feelings. This person sees things in black and white, and hasn't learnt the ability to take themselves out their body, look at the situation, and act accordingly. They can't analyse situations.
This person has low self esteem, is a realist, and doesn't express themselves alot.

Now imagine another person who has a high self esteem, has an idealistic view of the world, and expresses themselves a lot.
This person not only chats to everyone, they ask that everyone chats to them. Also imagine that this other person is motivational, and does everything with a smile, and puts one on other people's faces. The minute negative for her, is that she is too optimistic, and thinks that things are possible in life that aren't.

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This is awesome. I have always said that I believe that there are certain people who are simply a light for the world, a source of positive energy, and equally, others who are drains for energy. I love the symmetry of this poem. It's a fantastic analysis of two different faces of the same human experience. It's really very intelligently done and well thought out. I think the underlying question in this poem is a discussion of how are actions, and our attitudes, affect others around us. I think it is significant that the first personality is written in the first person, while the second personality is written in the third person. This is, of course, fitting, because our second person is outgoing and experiences life through other people, while the first personality is, as you say, introverted and experiences life from the inside of their own head. I particularly like the closing two lines. I think we have all been in a situation where we look at a person and wonder what life they have had that they are so happy, or alternatively, why a person is so unhappy and / or angry. Ultimately, it is not the life experiences, but the attitude of the person who has the experiences, that determines the outcome. This is really insightful and perceptive writing, absolutely top class.

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This is awesome. I have always said that I believe that there are certain people who are simply a light for the world, a source of positive energy, and equally, others who are drains for energy. I love the symmetry of this poem. It's a fantastic analysis of two different faces of the same human experience. It's really very intelligently done and well thought out. I think the underlying question in this poem is a discussion of how are actions, and our attitudes, affect others around us. I think it is significant that the first personality is written in the first person, while the second personality is written in the third person. This is, of course, fitting, because our second person is outgoing and experiences life through other people, while the first personality is, as you say, introverted and experiences life from the inside of their own head. I particularly like the closing two lines. I think we have all been in a situation where we look at a person and wonder what life they have had that they are so happy, or alternatively, why a person is so unhappy and / or angry. Ultimately, it is not the life experiences, but the attitude of the person who has the experiences, that determines the outcome. This is really insightful and perceptive writing, absolutely top class.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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tynamite

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom



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Hello peepz! I write novels and short stories in the "urban life" genre going for the "thought provoking" style. You could call it realism, but even romance and crime novels can be realistic, so I.. more..

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