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libertygrl
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Posted 09/12/10 - 10:25 AM:
Subject: lament
sometimes i feel alone
in a world full of people who think
it's funny to laugh
at other people's suffering.

yeah, we shouldn't take life too seriously, and all that.

but taking joy
in another's pain
is not the same
as laughing at our own follies.

and there seems to be a lot more of the former than the latter.

too much.

it's too much, for me.

egos so delicately constructed that
they have to knock other people down
in order to feel any self worth.

it never stops paining me.

sometimes i feel like neruda's mermaid.

not everyone does this, i realize,
and thank god for that.
the few people who don't,

are treasures in my life.

but why can't more people let go of this sadistic inclination?

what does it take to stop the malice?

sad
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Posted 09/12/10 - 12:37 PM:

Great piece. heart

Who is Neruda's mermaid?[Many apologies for my ignorancezen ]
libertygrl
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Posted 09/12/10 - 1:16 PM:

thanks heart

no worries. i'm speaking of the mermaid in pablo neruda's poem fable of the mermaid and the drunks.
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