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No One Else Cares But I Do

Updated on July 21, 2016

I Have Trouble Explaining It

Before today it didn't matter

Now that I do know I can't easily forget

Either helping someone in need

Going out of my way to right something that I feel is wrong

I admire those people who close their eyes

Not just to blink or sleep like I do

but to ignore the problems in life

They just go on their merry way

As if it didn't happen

Not thinking twice of their next move

Caring little for others in a tough place

I know it's hard to make sense

When I am being so vague

A lot of people don't like to be mentioned

So I put it in words that you might understand

So I try to report the incident without the victims of the alleged crime

An example might be a mother who is not respected by their children

She is mouthed off to in a supermarket

Most people say it's non of your business

It's her life

Let it go

Stay out of it

Walk away

Think of something else

Don't get involved

You will be sorry you did

You are creating a new problem

You don't know people today

Well the truth is I have to live with myself every day

I wish I didn't see what I saw

Now it's too late

I have to say something

It isn't right

Maybe if I say it in such a way

They might think about it

Maybe they might not do it again

Then again it may not affect them at all

These problems and situations happen every day

You can't try to solve or fix them all

I didn't look for trouble

It just happened

So with careful thought and a split second decision

I speak up

I would never talk to my mother like that

And if I did

I would get a back handler so fast

I would never do it again

The person looks at me

I am thinking what are they thinking

First who am I ?

Why are you telling me this

Then I continue because I'm not done yet

I say you can do what you want

But don't be surprised if one day

You get something you didn't expect

No one should be treated like that

How would feel if your kids talked to you like that ?

I had to leave because I was afraid I would act out what I really wanted to do

So in a hurry I left the uncomfortable situation and went on with my business

I heard no words

Like I'm sorry

Your right

Just a blank stare

It could of been a lot worse

Who do you think you are ?

Mind your p's and q's

They could of told me

To go blank myself

Blank you

It didn't happen

So as I go on about my day

I had to write about it

The more I talk about it the better I feel

This is only one of hundreds of situations that haunt me

It wouldn't be right just walking away

Even though people do it every day

I am so glad I am home and with the people I love and who love me

Maybe I am not cut out for the real world

Maybe I wish the world was different

If I try

I can make it better for someone else








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      DREAM ON 22 months ago

      Vocal coach There are many things to consider when talking to people when you feel inappropriate words or actions have happened. Safety first. Just today I heard one employee call another hey dumb ass ... The person walked away and I don't know the situation. So I left wondering why some people are so rude and ignorant of other people's feelings. Some people feel they can say and do anything they want to who ever. Unfortunately these ignorant people also have short fuses and you never know what they are capable of. Safety first. Thank you so much for sharing and I would love to hear personal stories on what you said or did. Maybe you could do your own hub and if someone else reads it they might learn. Moonlake I am 51 years old and I have worked with people my whole life. It just seems more out of control now more than ever. What times have you noticed? How old are you ?I have noticed lack of respect for the elderly. Simple things like holding the door open, letting them go first. People are in a hurry and they will walk right over you if they could. Thank you both for reading and sharing. Have a great day.

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      moonlake 22 months ago from America

      I don't know how old you are but wait till you get older. You will really get treated like crap by nurses, receptionist, fast food workers, women that work in stores and even family members. Women are the worst. I have said things at times when I've seen someone treated wrong or kids acting up.

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      Audrey Hunt 22 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I believe I am here on this beautiful planet to learn, grow and in some small way help others to grow as well. Sometimes that means taking a firm stand for justice. Whether it's spending a couple of bucks to buy a Mc Donalds happy meal to give to a homeless person or simply giving a hug to someone having a bad day we can make a difference.

      To bury our head in the sand is wrong. We all need each other. Even if the person we try to help doesn't want it...we at least must make an attempt to help.

      Your poem delivers a strong message...a powerful epistle...it isn't right to walk away from a troubled situation. We may not be wanted, we may not help 'tho we try...but maybe we will!

      Respect is needed today. It's become a thing of the past. We must teach others to respect us by respecting ourselves.

      Sending love, peace and happy thoughts,

      Audrey

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      DREAM ON 23 months ago

      Shanmarie I think it has become socially acceptable by the younger generation and it has to stop. Parents, coworkers and elders deserve respect. I feel no one should be talked down to. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      shanmarie 23 months ago

      Unfortunately, I often witness people treating their children or others like crap, especially at work. Sometimes I think maybe it's just someone stressed or irritated. Other times, it's clear to me this person is normally just mean. It's just sad.

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