Lessons: An Original Poem

in poem •  8 months ago

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Lessons

This world has taught me that having self-confidence
Makes you more susceptible to failure.

But that failures can sometimes be soothed
with some thought and a pen and paper.

This world has taught me that the truth
is more likely to emerge if you are anonymous.

That sometimes being a traitor, ­
is synonymous ­
with looking out for yourself. ­

This world has taught me that the more power
and wealth you may hold,
the less you care about those below you.

The more your arrogance grows,
the stronger your belief that you cannot be controlled.

This world has shown me how your heart can feel cold,
infested with hurt
only to realize it's rotting with mold.

That you can be surround by people
or peers, and still feel so detached and unequal.

This world has taught me that when you tell someone a story,
They will be waiting in anticipation
not paying attention,
but in a hurry
just so they can tell you theirs.
Ignorant of the fact that I realize it.
Ignorant of the fact that hurts me.

Th­is world has taught me that the feeling of glory
is sometimes followed with guilt.
But,
no hero or champion would ever dare to admit
how it swelled their bellies with unfulfilling accomplishment.

Sometimes I wonder how long it took them
to recover,
to have that courage inside their souls re-built.


Self portrait taken on my canon t3i.

disclaimer: I also posted this poem on hellopoetry.com about 5 mins ago under my handle @shewaslost, so cheetah please dont flag!

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this world has thought me, to always find time and read through @mrslauren page, for i might learn a lesson really nice one...!

uhg. This world! Hang in there...lovely, heart-wrenching poem.

Uplifting, because it is truth exposed - blemishes and all, without apology.

This world has taught me that when you tell someone a story,
They will be waiting in anticipation
not paying attention,
but in a hurry
just so they can tell you theirs.
Ignorant of the fact that I realize it.
Ignorant of the fact that hurts me.


Well, this one time I told someone a story and...
Just kidding.
Your poem and your accompanying photo were both very personal. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for taking the time to read it :)

Love the shot and poem. Thats a whole lot of creativity in one post 😀

I love the flow and a few points you made hit some spots. Nicely done :)

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The lessons the world has taught us... Liked how you could relate and highlight few in this nice piece. Nice one ma'am

So many truths right there. Truth is beautiful.

words that I like, very beautiful, thanks for sharing, happy always @mrslauren

Lovely. Nice reflection

I wish I saw this when I could contribute to some post rewards. The self-portraits got an intimate feel, especially with the nature of your honest thoughts.

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Thank you :)

This world has taught me that the truth
is more likely to emerge if you are anonymous.

These words hold true in so many situations in my life right now !

Also the part about about your arrogance.... I have experienced this first hand recently.

Great poem . Thanks for sharing it .

Very good poem and self portrait ... I will remember this poem when I am a Steemit Billionaire and I will be kind to all those around me by giving the true artists upvotes for their work.

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Haha thank you!

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Just to tell you that I'v noticed yo not posting and that I hope you are super busy and have lovely reasons to not post :)