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I Did Not

I did not
Offer the help I knew you need
For fear you may succeed
Achieving greatness in the process
Surpassing me in my progress


I did not
Because I feared
Your getting hurt if you tried
Life has too many uncertainty
I want your life to be risk free

I did not
Because no one helped me
I had to make it on my own
Through blood , sweat and stone
I would have you work yourself to the bone

I did not
Because I wanted you to be
The person I envision
You showed potential and creativity
Would not listen to me


I did not
Because I must be better than you
And will not assist you to do better than me
I put myself first in everything
I would hate myself if you outdo me

I did not
Because this is too good for you
You dare to want to rise above your station
Desiring equality with your betters
Down you are and there you must stay
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Posted: Sep 2012
About this poem:
I know that I should make it on my own. These words came to me as I reflected on the reasons I was given as to why I got no help.

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Odette67
I did not
Because I must be better than you
And will not assist you to do better than me
I put myself first in everything
I would hate myself if you outdo me


Very interesting poem.purple heart
morgen90210
And then there are others who wants to stay at the top if possible forever .this is reality and thanks for sharing.
I'll tell you a very odd funny one.
I work at a place with no experience,skills or product knowledge...no one help some poke fun..the veterans would sneer and look down on me.
After 6mths things change for the worse..i became their target coz I was getting good or honestly lucky when I catch Big fish and they got nothing!
Came to a point where I got arrested for TOUTING! and later bedridden for a whole week coz my legs cant carry me!! Strange but I knew more was coming so I left that place..i believe it was black magic or how can u explain the sudden extreme pain to stand up? So I know there are some mean fellows who see you as a threat! Thank you for this poem.heart wings
Poetnumber1
This poem was also an interesting one for me Prenge

I did not
Because no one helped me
I had to make it on my own
Through blood , sweat and stone
I would have you work yourself to the bone

I did not
Because I wanted you to be
The person I envision
You showed potential and creativity
Would not listen to me


I did not
Because I must be better than you
And will not assist you to do better than me
I put myself first in everything
I would hate myself if you outdo me

I did not
Because this is too good for you
You dare to want to rise above your station
Desiring equality with your betters
Down you are and there you must stay

wine
charliejapartee
there are definatly some bitter people out there and some of them are parents, i enjoyed reading your record.
prenge
Odette67
If only so much of what I wrote in this case was not true. Thanks for reading.
prenge
Morgen902010
Once a lady shed tears because she was scared I could be used as a replacement for her. She had no reason to fret because she was my junior. talk about what fear can do.
Ladybee42
The achievement is always much more satisfying when done by yourself anyway no? That's how I see things anyway. I have a difficulty understanding how one person could see themselves as better or worse than anyone as there are so many different ways to 'measure' a person, yet doing so is a pointless exercise as it serves no purpose. If you feel someone measures you it may be just that, 'a feeling'. It's a nice poem prenge, sounds as though you are a bit down and self absorbed when you wrote it. Sorry if you are.
teddybear purple heart purple heart
prenge
Poetnumber1
Now I do not feel extra bad knowing there are others that identify with me. cheers
prenge
Charliejapartee
You scare me when you mention bitter parents especially if it's toward their own children. Admittedly I have known some rather interesting parents.cheers
prenge
Ladybee42
You made me have a good laugh at myself. I use writing as a way of escape when I am pissed off.
Hare we sing a little chorus "the hotter the battle the sweeter the victory."
Someone told me I was aspiring too high (truth is I was there already) and there was no way I would get any help and then all those recent I did nots came flooding in.
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