Selfish Soul Poem by jibin joseph

Selfish Soul

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I am a selfish soul
I don't see the sorrows around
I don't hear the cries
I just curse the system to change
What good did I do to change

I am a selfish soul
Am I even worthy to comment
If I myself refuse to change
I don't even smile at people
Why do I expect them to smile

I am a selfish soul
I am living inside a cocoon
Pretending to be a happy soul
Not accepting the evils around
What good am I if I don't change

I am a selfish soul
Why do people fight I ask
Without wanting them to stop
I don't really care for anyone
Unless it is someone my own

I am a selfish soul
Why should I wait for a saviour
Why do I even care for a change
As long as I am happy in my mask
Why do I need a change

I am a selfish soul
The miseries around make me think
But time heals everything
Those who loose they suffer
As time passes sorrows get lesser

I am a selfish soul
World filled with crooks and lies
Who cares who cries and who dies
I don't have time for anyone
I am happy in my wicked mask

I am a selfish soul
Whats all these disease and filth
All the crippled and the sick
As all day I merry around
Little I care whats going around

I am a selfish soul
Why should I care you beg for bread
Why do I care that you even eat
As long as I got my share of meat
What do I care whats your fate

I am a selfish soul
Little I care if on road you sleep
What do I care that you, even sleep
As long as I have my roof
I don't care you cry or weep

I am a selfish soul
What do I care whose cries are these
As long as I am happy I care the least
I am a selfish soul
I am a selfish soul…………………

jibin joseph

Selfish Soul
Brian Dorn 27 December 2006

Jibin, I hate to admit it... but I am a 'selfish soul.' I'm sure this hits home with many others as well. A very purposeful and meaningful write. Very well composed and stated... great write! Brian

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Nyrical Poet 26 December 2006

This was an amazing piece of work, and it is so true. It is very hard for a lot of people to find a balance between selfishness and selflessness. Keep up the great work

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Raghavan Warrier 26 December 2006

Very good poem. We are very much comfortable with social criticism. Very rarely willing to do truthful confessions. Ideas are nicely expressed too.

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Jim Foulk 26 December 2006

yes i very good poem. i hope that is does some good what you wrote. it makes us all think. we could all be more giving and less taking. we can give our time, not just our money to help the less needy, we can give our talents. We can also help people who are not just poor, but other people as well. when it comes right down to it, most of us our selfish in one way or the other.

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Gaurav Silwal 26 December 2006

I liked the poem.....Your ideas are very creative and thought provoking....and you are stressing upon the practical situation of each one of us............cheers. Gaurav

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Ryson Dsouza 23 February 2016

very well written..... A way expressed that to change we got to be the change.. else how can we expect change... thanks for sharing.....

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Jazmin Woo 02 August 2015

I know how you feel, I am a selfish soul as well. I want to help people, but I am sure I don't. Does that make me selfish? Good poem, thanks for sharing!

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Kavita Bhat 04 January 2007

hiee... a salute to your thoughts buddy! all that u've written is so very true...specially the 2nd last & 3rd para....its like an eye opener.... gud one.

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Goldy Locks 29 December 2006

You gotta be kidding me.

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Cassidy Thompson 27 December 2006

is this how you really feel? ? ? if so.... i hope that one day you may change ur mind. but it is a good poem... well written. i enjoyed it to an extent. hope to read some more excellent work from you in the near future.

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jibin joseph

jibin joseph

cochin, kerala state, india
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