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A Small Life

Updated on May 7, 2014
Least Weasel with a big personality  - this guy is cute so this poem is no reflection on him.
Least Weasel with a big personality - this guy is cute so this poem is no reflection on him. | Source

Your life is small

the way you brag and boost

of money

for little work and toil

brag about some gala

of celebrities galore

of which they never

see you

over layers of misfortune

false ways

and stolen ideas.

No they don't

really know you,

making your quest

for exclusion

all the more sad.

Every job

not won by merit

but begging others

to say a good word or two,

cashing in favors

of people you drop like trash.

Your joy in life

is dangling a carrot

of what you think

someone might want

or need

like some kind of ray

of false hope

for the stricken

to try to keep a connection

from people who have long

moved on.

It is not your fault

you don't really know

what is going on

or how to ask

of another.

So how could you know

just how much

no one needs you

or thinks of you.

Though you fill a room

with your gluttony,

your life is small.


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    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I love this, especially that last stanza, because I have seen it. Voted up and more!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I believe we have all encountered someone like this. It just pays to watch carefully.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      What a great way to send a message on persons of lesser character!

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      You told them and I agree with the sentiments you express in your beautiful lines. Thank you for speaking out on behalf of many.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You so greatly wrote this beautiful poem simply enjoyed reading.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a very interesting poem and a great description of a certain type of personality! (I like the weasel as well!)

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Marie, " A Small Life " tells very sweetly about avoiding all our boisterousness and vain pride while living our life. Thank you. And, thanks Kevin for sharing such a wonderful poem. I loved reading this beautiful poem. Voted up.

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      Oh so well written, your quiet words convey so much. I agree with 'always exploring', I can clearly identify too. Most insightful and to the point. Voting.

      (I like the weasel too)

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Neat Marie. That was really had meaning in it. I voted it up and shared it.


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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Impossibe to read this and not think, i know that person. Bold writing and very good. Tweeting..

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Excellent, thank you.