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Always Last

Updated on July 16, 2011

I have a life

but you would not know it

by the way they decide for me

what to do

and where to be.


I have things I want to do

places to go

and people to see.


They call and ask me

to do this or that

take care of this

and worry about that

for everyone but me.


No one knows

the sacrifices I make

the plans set aside

to dismiss myself

to help those in need

to help those who know one else sees.


They need me

I will be here

doing what is asked

a constant rock

where no other exists.


Yes, I have a life

but you would not know it

by the way I don’t say no

or complain about what I got to do,

never uttering a word about how

I shouldn't be

always last.

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      truthfornow 6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Thanks LallaK.

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      LailaK 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I like it and relate to it! Thanks for writing! Voted up!

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      truthfornow 6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      I feel like this from time to time, until the moment passes.

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      Victor Mavedzenge 6 years ago from Oakland, California

      Sometimes one gets the feeling of being used ,abused and refused

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I can relate, never a dull moment. Awesome!!

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      Alice Lee Martin 6 years ago from Sumner, Washington,USA

      :) Great!

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      truthfornow 6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      @ Krysanthe, ha ha. Glad you liked this poem.

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      Kathy Hull 6 years ago from Bloomington, Illinois

      Love this! I'm sure a lot of women can relate! Me?!? I so don't have a life.