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A Crying Shame

Updated on December 4, 2013

Why Don't Other People See It

When talent is turned into waste

Great minds combined with years of knowledge and insight

Idle on

Controlled by a few

Those people who strongly influence others for the sole purpose for their own benefit

Driving the success and rewards farther away

So the average person who works hard

Can never achieve

Everything they see is like a carrot dangling on the string

Unreachable and beyond their comprehension

There will always be something to remind me

To keep my goals intact and my purpose clear

Understanding and relying on my own past experiences

To carry me through

So I may be able to reach new heights

Then and only then no one or any circumstance can hold me back

From my true potential


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    • kj force profile image


      5 years ago from Florida

      Dream On...very true words and it happens to the best.. it's almost like the stronger you are the more you notice it...NEVER let it get you down, because if it does they won when you least expect it...Stay true to yourself...reward will come..

    • Michael-Milec profile image


      5 years ago

      Hello dream-on.

      Due to following lines...

      " Controlled by a few

      Those people who strongly influence others for the sole purpose for their own benefit

      Driving the success and reward further away

      So the average person who works hard

      Can never achieve"

      ... Michael-Milec wrote what he was thinking, having in mind complete picture present system's dictating under those quoted symbols , resulting in your quoted lines. ( Bearing in mind his previous life under socialism and communism .) If that means to ' tear people apart,' so help me God.

      Pax vobiscum

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I love how you also believe in so many of the same thoughts and enjoy life. Helping others and accepting help can bring many years of true happiness.Thank you for all your kind thoughts.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Only way to go always keep our goals in mind and never give up the struggle.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      Michael-Milec You think it would be easier to help others succeed than tear people apart. You can't hold a good man down. Thanks for sharing.

    • Michael-Milec profile image


      5 years ago

      OH, Michael ; welcome to the promise land ((Utopia )) of hope and change and "distributing"... lies under a label " truth ". (so help me God ).


    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      amiebutchco So many hard working people take great pride in their jobs they do. It is too bad work is unavailable for those who are willing but unable do to the economy. Employers pick and choose part timers over full timers. The young over the old . Telling the dedicated and the loyal they are over qualified and they are not hiring. Where are the seasoned employees to find suitable work for them and their families ? Thank you for reading and sharing.

    • amiebutchko profile image

      Amie Butchko 

      5 years ago from Warwick, NY

      Love your poem, as the struggle of working hard within a heartless economy is relatable to many. Don't give up!


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