Craving Sympathy
Author: Barbara Goodhew


If sympathy is what you crave.
If you get it or not depends on how you behave.
Wouldn't we rather be remembered as strong and kind.
Rather than whining and bitter and weak of mind.
We can't change what we went through.
We CAN decide what we are going to go through.
It's human nature to listen to 'poor me' stories.
The ones that have a 'poor me' story of their own,
won't feel sorry for you, they have an even sadder story.
And the ones who don't have a sad story.
think that you are just lieing to get sympathy.
We want to be remembered as strong and kind.
Not whinning and attention seeker.
That's what I noticed anyway.
Write down what you're feeling and share with someone you know.
Writing helps and always will.


Comments on this poem/writing:

martin Vann ( -- Monday, August 8 2005, 03:56 pm

To Many Tears, Turn Into Sour Wine

You see through, all the smoke screens, that all, the poor me tears, try to hide. Yet, there are times, when the smoke screen is real, for someone, who has been through the fire and there is more than smoke in their eyes. Guess its poets like you and me, that write about what is real and what is just a lonely heart crying wolf.

Barb, I have noticed a change, not in your heart, could be wrong, the change I see is in how you write today. Seems you have found another level, I love this poem.
barb ( -- Monday, August 8 2005, 07:18 pm


yep I guess I'm growing up lol hope it's ok.
Capricorn ( -- Monday, August 8 2005, 11:31 pm

Hi barb

Great poem Barb and yes I think your poetry is getting stronger... and writing certainly helps -- its our therapy.
barb ( -- Tuesday, August 9 2005, 12:21 am

no more door mat

Cap you make the change sound good.The reason is I'm tired of always being gullable and believing everything. I'm the same just more careful of what I think is the truth. thanks for making me feel like the change is good.
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