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Helping hurts

October 4, 2009
By hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"You know you’re a writer if your friend tells you a heartbreaking story and your first reaction is – wow, that would make an incredible plot for a novel. You know you’re a smart writer if you manage to keep that reaction to yourself."

You want all those around you
to be happy all the time
so you ignore your own needs
and tell others that you're fine

And slowly as time passes
your smile will decay
and what once made you happy
will start to melt away

outside you are dancing
you keep the others pleased
it doesn't take much effort
you can do it all with ease

But inside you are hurting
and you wish that you would die
yet none of those that you have helped
bother to ask why

The author's comments:
It is about people who care more about other people than themselves- not necesarily a bad thing- but take it to far. I'm sort of teaching myself how to write poetry, and learning as I go. This poem was a learning experience for me. The third stanza is the worst..

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on Mar. 29 2010 at 11:01 pm
aliveonink GOLD, Rochester, Minnesota
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wow this is really good! I feel the same with my friends sometimes and you put it into perfect words