Nursing an Old Wound

I dont really have anything to say So Ill just keep talking anyway
I dont really have anything to say So Ill just keep talking anyway
And one recurring theme; That its all about me,  And how clever I am.
And one recurring theme; That its all about me, And how clever I am.
So you think Im nice But really Im not.
So you think Im nice But really Im not.
I need you to need me, you see, So I can keep feeling like I am worthwhile.
I need you to need me, you see, So I can keep feeling like I am worthwhile.
There would be no one left to see How witty and clever and worthwhile I can be.
There would be no one left to see How witty and clever and worthwhile I can be.

emotional wounds

I don’t really have anything to say

So I’ll just keep talking anyway;

Saying nothing,

Incessantly chattering,

Senselessly supplanting silence with sounds.

Animating the nothingness

With exaggerated enthusiasm,

Fluctuation of vocal tones

And lots of exclamations,

I still am not saying a single thing,

But I am filling all the empty spaces

And every space in between

With words that seem,

On the surface, interesting

Were it not for their vacuous content,

And one recurring theme;

That it’s all about me,

And how clever I am.

I smile a lot

And say funny things;

Get lots of attention

For positive things

So you think I’m nice

But really I’m not.

I’m better and smarter

Wiser and quicker

Than you can ever be,

And I am always right.

While verbalizing wit and kindness,

My actions are clearly saying

How stupid, inept and pathetic you are

And that I have little regard for you.

I need you to need me, you see,

So I can keep feeling like I am worthwhile.

I am saying that you need me

When in fact

It is I,

Who needs you…

To need me;

'Cause my worth is in being needed by you.

If you no longer needed me

And god forbid would ever leave,

There would be no one left to see

How witty and clever and worthwhile I can be.


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Comments 24 comments

"Quill" 6 years ago

Witty and filled with smiles on this end... well done.

Blessings


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vrbmft 6 years ago from Yucaipa, California

Whoa, poetry, poetry poetry. Like the rhythmn, fits the theme, the incessant need, I don't know for sure if you are directly or indirectly sharing about yourself, but if so, I feel normal having read this, because I struggle with this neediness and narcissism and at the same time, being outgoing and caring and compassionate and sometimes it gets all mixed up and some people will tell me I am self centered, and some folks will say, keep talking, I really want to know all about you. It is really a dance, requires a lot of consciousness and some work on selflessness, for me.

So thanks for stirring up some stuff for ME!!

Vern


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msorensson 6 years ago

Beautiful!!


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

This was witty, clever and worthwhile. Thanks


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Silva Hayes 6 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

Well-written!


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

thanks quill and vern and msorenson and alekhouse and Silva Hayes. I'm glad you could see how witty, clever and worthwhile I can be!


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richtwf 6 years ago

Enjoyed reading your wonderful poem and thanks for sharing it with us.


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epigramman 6 years ago

....even when you say 'nothing' you say 'everything' - and when you say 'everything' I say 'nothing' because you are totally worth 'everything' you say - and 'nothing' else matters in this whole wide world until I read what you have to say ........


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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

Thought-provoking! You've said a lot!


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poetvix 6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Excellent!


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

rich, e-man, martie and poet. Thank you so much. I debated whether this would go better here under MH and emotions or under poetry. I'm liking the response! e-man, you're laying it on a little heavy! You might require a remedial poetic rendition of irrational thinking, or perhaps another epigram. Even so, I love that you stopped by to comment!


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daydreamer13 6 years ago

Very nice. Well written.


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

thank you daydreamer!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

A very interesting piece of poetry. Well done!


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

Thank you sir james!


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Thought-provoking and interesting. A good evocation of co-dependency and the negative effects of it.

Love and peace

Tony


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

Evocation. I like that Tony! Thanks....with a link to Codependents Anonymous 12 step support groups and literature.


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Benjimester 6 years ago from San Diego, California

I like it! And definitely got a kick out of the Batman pics.

"It is I, Who needs you… To need me;" I like that a lot. Very profound.


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

thanks benjimester. Yeah, that one's a tricky one!


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cobras 6 years ago

Thanks. Good insight. I guess we all need validation. Luckily I have my mail [bills].


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

LOL, cobras. Your relationship with your bills is probably way healthier!.......unless your bills are telling you "how stupid, inept and pathetic you are!" If so, I think you should put an end to that relationship! Thanks for stopping in to read and post a comment cobras. (I hope I understood your comment - and am not making a joke about something you were serious about! If so, let me know. You could have meant that completely different than how I took it:)


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kimh039 6 years ago Author

By popular demand: a you tube video reading has been added!


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee

Interesting poem! Thanks for sharing!


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kimh039 5 years ago Author

Thank you for reading, DJ!

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