Treasure Island

Ramona Thompson


10 Harsh Things That Life On This Cruel World Has Taught Me


1. It is better by far to never have loved at all then to have loved and had your heart shattered beyond all repair even once.

2. There are some people God never answers prayers for simply because they're just not that important to him anyway.

3. No matter what we do war will always exsist. Either on a global scale or just between 2 people it will always be there. It simply will never go away. That's just how life is meant to be.

4. An abortion is not as easy to forget as some women might like it to be. For some that fateful choice will always haunt their memories and their hearts with regret.

5. You can't always get who or what you want out of life. Sometimes someone else already has it and if you try to take it away from them they will take legal action or worse againest you for it.

6. Sometimes to get ahead in your choosen career field you have to step on a few toes and break a few hearts including your own to really succeed.

7. Life is about these 3 things and 3 things only most people.

Sex
Money
Power

8. Virgins are not wanted nor are they appreciated by any man.

9. Make the mistake of calling someone a bad name even once and for the rest of your life you will be known as a racist/homophobe or worse.

10. There are no real friends in this world. There are only people who use you to meet their wants/needs then dump you when you are no longer needed

Submitted: Friday, December 14, 2007
Edited: Saturday, April 30, 2011

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  • Bri Edwards (2/11/2013 4:18:00 AM)

    i see someone rated this a 1, unless he/she meant 10. i don't consider it a poem but i do seriously consider it. as for the content: #7...even if you put most in front of people i don't think i agree with this (not having taken a poll, i don't really know if you are correct) . i don't really think of MYSELF as interested in power or money, except that i do want enough to be relatively comfortable (e.g.not hungry or cold) . i never needed a lot of sex (i've done pretty well solo, with sex and life in general, though i've been married four times) , was a late bloomer? , and now, at age 64, my wife complains that i don't love her...partly because i'm not particularly interested in having sex any more. hey, these things happen! #9....i made the mistake last year of calling my wife hitler, more or less. i suppose that was uncalled for. but she does seem to try to be rather controlling...........which OF COURSE i never do! #10.....i know this has some ring of truth to it when it comes to some friends. otherwise i strongly disagree with you. i DO believe that, for the most part, i am number one in my life, but i really am a good person and probably a better friend than many people are. toot toot. thanks for sharing.. p.s. the only reason i've been online so long and so late today is that my wife is on an overnight trip. (Report) Reply

  • Shannon Wright (12/14/2007 4:56:00 PM)

    I loved this. real and raw. i'd love to add number 11 to your list. call me a cynic but it sounds like you can appreciate my logic here...11. Love is NOT enough. We want it to be and we pray for it to be so but it just isn't. (Report) Reply

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