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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

I’m glad you are doing better

Stop expecting everyone to do the same

Just because you were lucky

it doesn’t mean I’m lame


You don’t understand

what it feels like to be me

with you in my life

I will never be free


All the talk about being better

feeling the need to compare

don’t you see what you’re doing,

it is nowhere near fair.


You make me feel like crap

how don’t you realize?

what happened to your heart

why is it made of ice?


I am such a coward,

I can’t say it to your face

I'm really sorry,

but why does everything have to be a race?



I need to listen to people,

maybe they are right.

This isn’t worth the struggle

it isn’t worth the fight.


Submitted: May 30, 2018

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It's impossible to explain the feelings to someone that hasn't experienced them. Many friendships and relationships have been ruined by this inability to understand. Sometimes perstistance pays off, but not always. An excellent poem, rr.

Wed, May 30th, 2018 8:38pm


Thank you! It's hard to know what to do.

Thu, May 31st, 2018 11:13am


A mighty fine poem, rr.... this is very well penned.

Wed, May 30th, 2018 10:12pm


Thank you!!

Thu, May 31st, 2018 11:14am

Jeff Bezaire

Even those who suffer may try to make others suffer too. Battling depression does not mean someone will be a decent person - it doesn't mean they'll want to help others heal. Those who haven't endured the affliction won't understand. Some don't want to understand. Regardless if they understand or not, people who put you down and make you feel like crap are not worth keeping in your life.
It's not a race. Life is not a race. We are all different. We live differently, feel differently, heal differently. You're not a coward for not speaking up - some people prefer to be cruel when they're feeling good and those kinds of people are difficult to talk to, hard to reach. Someone with two ears may be deaf in both.
You need to do what's best for you. Look after yourself, and that means eliminating as much negativity from your life as possible. People in your life will always have a greater effect on your wellbeing than faceless people on social media. For yourself and your wellbeing, I think it's time to say goodbye to this person. Do right by you.
Best of luck, RR! I hope you figure things out! This is a powerful piece.

Thu, May 31st, 2018 8:25pm


This is the most thoughtful comment I have ever gotten! I don't even know how to reply. Thank you for taking your time. Thank you for making my day better and thank you for writing something this beautiful. I think I've read it more than ten times by now. I'm so so grateful!

Wed, June 6th, 2018 7:36am

Jeff Bezaire

You're welcome.
I hope you're doing better.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 7:45pm


Thank you! xx

Wed, July 18th, 2018 3:26pm

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