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Just a Pessimist

Updated on August 16, 2012

This life is not real

No one is. Nothing is.

We are all phonies

And if we weren’t

We’d truly love

There would be no adultery

It would not exist

It couldn’t exist

But the urge does exist

Therefore love does not

So is there any point…

In love?

We are all just phonies

And a waste

We live just to die

We don’t even know where we came from

But we end up going to that same place

Again, and maybe again?

Who knows.

Who cares.

We will never know

And whoever made up this thing

Called life, really wanted to mess with us

But it is what it is

And we should make the best of it

But you know me; I’m just a pessimist


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    • girishpuri profile image

      Girish puri 

      6 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      The beauty of a writer is he/she involves the readers into it, and here you succeed , smile

    • EuroNinila profile imageAUTHOR

      Fotinoula Gypsyy 

      6 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thanks girishpuri

      but little do you guys know

      that this poem doesn't show

      the way I am as a person

      I am very in love

      in fact with 1 man,

      of my dreams

      as well as a lot of

      things, dreams, goals,

      family, living, LIFE

      but thank you for reading

      and trying to cheer me up

      I don't need it :) lol

    • girishpuri profile image

      Girish puri 

      6 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      At least once in life ,

      do fall in love,

      not necessarily wit a person,

      with an idea,

      a dream,

      an ambition,

      it will be a reason to wake up with a,

      SMILE every day.

      think over it, and make yr day

    • EuroNinila profile imageAUTHOR

      Fotinoula Gypsyy 

      6 years ago from NYC BABY

      CJ, thank you, I understand that life is not perfect. We are humans, humans are imperfect in nature. My parents passed when I was only 13 so I was not that young, but I'm happy that I had my mom around while I was a little more mature as a pose to my sister who was only 11 and it affected her a little more, I think. And the way they passed was no accident so maybe that's why you sense a conflict in my soul, but I'm older now, wiser and I understand more. Actually one of my poems I wrote was about my parents and it's called "I should've listened". I have a whole bunch of old poems too that I will try to find and possibly post, we'll see. Thanks for reading and for showing interest in me and my work! Peace.

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      CJ Sledgehammer 

      6 years ago

      Dear Euroninila:

      I have no reason to doubt your word, so if you say you are happy, then I must accept your opinion, because you know yourself better than I do. :0)

      Having said that, I sense a conflict within your soul: trying to be at peace with what you see in life, but hoping there would be so much more.

      I am so sorry to hear that you lost your absolutely devastating. I pray you were an infant when it happened, to help ease your pain.

      I also pray that you are never at a loss for loving people in your life and that you awake to see 24,000 more sunrises and sunsets (this should effectively put you near 100 years of age).

      I also pray that you come to realize that life, here, was never meant to be heaven on earth. on planet earth is not the final destination, but a stop along the way. Now, it may be just a stop, but it is a major stop with many far-reaching consequences and ramifications.

      "Happiness" is just a fleeting emotion and temporary emotional state of mind, so I will pray that you come to know "joy", which is a state of being.

      Please continue to write poems, because I like to know what's on your mind and how you whatever end. One thing you should know about me, is that I am not a man who thinks everything needs to be "sunny" and cheerful. It just isn't realistic; people have their ups and downs and good days and bad. True friends weather life's storms. :0)

      Best wishes, behave, and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer

    • EuroNinila profile imageAUTHOR

      Fotinoula Gypsyy 

      6 years ago from NYC BABY

      I am a happy girl though, maybe it's because I've been through a lot from a young age, losing my parents and such that poems like this may come out randomly. I am good at empathizing too, if you tell me a sad story about anyone I'll probably cry right away because I can put myself in another persons situation and really feel almost what they are feeling.

      Don't worry CJ, as my boyfriend claims, I am one hard girl to understand, but if you met me you probably wouldn't even think I write poems, because I don't really like for people to see them. But I decided to just do it here on hb, and it took a lot of guts for me to do it!

      What makes me happy is simple, having the people I love around me and waking up each and everyday knowing I'm alive and living, because you never know when that last breath will be!

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      CJ Sledgehammer 

      6 years ago

      Dear EuroNinila:

      How can you claim to be a "happy girl" and write poems of this nature? I honestly cannot see happiness at the heart of this piece. In my experienced mind, pessimism does not lead to happiness any more than poverty leads to wealth. Please understand that I am just trying to understand you better...nothing more. :0)

      Having said that, I find that I am neither positive or negative about life, in general, but instead seek the whatever end. My joy comes, not in the hopes of humanity or in the pleasures of this world, but in the promises of heaven and sharing the love of our Creator. What makes you "happy"?

      Peace be with you - C.J. Sledgehammer

    • EuroNinila profile imageAUTHOR

      Fotinoula Gypsyy 

      6 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thank you Mekenzie!

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      Susan Ream 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      I held the same pessimistic and tragic view of life as a young woman. I shared my own struggle with life in a hub I wrote. May you find truth, purpose and true love.

      Great writing dear.


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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 

      6 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thank you lord de cross for your comment and reading! I am on my way to that mission!

      izettl, that's why this piece is called pessimistic, because life sucks that we are human and we do imperfect things that we can't even trust our own kind! Lol but this was just a "poem" if that's what you call it, that I wrote while I was feeling all sorts of feelings, in reality I'm not a pessimist, just a happy girl who likes to write! hehe thank you for your comment!

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      Laura Izett 

      6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Interesting. I call myself a realist, not quite a pessimist. However if adultry and love were perfect wouldn't that NOT be real? That would be a fairytale and that's not real. It's because we ARE real, and human, that imperfect things, in love or otherwise, occur.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Pessimistic we are, when we see no other way but half way defeated. Your piece really touches so many. I know is hard to be your age, when men just look for the quick fix. But there is a hidden mission for us all. Just find out as you grow. Cheers!


    • EuroNinila profile imageAUTHOR

      Fotinoula Gypsyy 

      6 years ago from NYC BABY

      Yep, exactly. Thanks for passing through my hubs Gyspy!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Life is what life is and only you alone can make it work for the best.

    • EuroNinila profile imageAUTHOR

      Fotinoula Gypsyy 

      6 years ago from NYC BABY

      @always exploring, thank you, and yes positivity is always key to everything!!

      @ahorseback, haha I will trust you and believe! thanks for reading! :)

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      6 years ago

      Take it from an old guy like me , Love is ! Believe.......:-}

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      True love does exist. We just have to be open and feel positive. Great write..Cheers

    • EuroNinila profile imageAUTHOR

      Fotinoula Gypsyy 

      6 years ago from NYC BABY

      hahaa lmao true true...

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      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      You'll go downhill in a grave anyways my nigga! lol

    • EuroNinila profile imageAUTHOR

      Fotinoula Gypsyy 

      6 years ago from NYC BABY

      @christin thanks, and really I am too, this was just a spur of the moment type of thing!

      @fpherj48, haha! you are too funny, LOL. Thanks for the +++!! :)

      @shinigirisheyes, I totally agree with you!

      @cleaner3, LOL glad I inspired you!

      @billybuc, you're right more like a realist! Thanks for passing through to my hubs! :)

      @Deep Metaphysical, word! lol you are right, but it's still important to keep positive light in your life or you'll definitely go down hill in someway or another! Thanks for reading!!

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      Deep Biswas 

      6 years ago from India

      I agree with billybuc. Optimism is denial. Because if you look around real time, you'll see how vain the world really is. Pessimism and Nihilism are only but hardcore versions of realism. Word!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A pessimist? More likely a realist? There is evidence of this everywhere we look....the guiding light of my existence is love. Nothing else should matter. Great hub!

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      6 years ago

      is existence true

      yes.. it is you

      don't be blue

      for this is who

      you can be

      when you see

      inside you look

      is all it took

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I believe those who don't respect others keep ending up in the same place until they learn the lesson.

      Great write.

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      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Euroninla.....Thank you so much for taking the time and thought to say all of this for me. I don't know how you knew I was much too busy today to get to it....but you've summed it up perfectly. Such a pal, you are......I owe you one!!..............UP ++ !!

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      6 years ago from UK

      Interesting poem I'm more of an optimist myself.


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