chantelle ribeiro

Rookie (1970/10/07 / South Africa - Johannesburg)

The Rotten Seed... - Poem by chantelle ribeiro

You cannot change...
Your memories are
like dust in the wind
Conveniently forgotten
All you see is your selfishness
Your own foolish pride...
You ignore their pleading
Their tears are invisible to your eyes
You lie and cheat
You belittle and question
everyone's motives
But your own
You brush aside
anything worthwhile
Nothing much matters to you
You want to control
Every aspect about you
Your feelings
Your needs
Your money and power
Superficial you will go through life
Angry and small
Your own false god
And overbearing
Never truly in love
Never content
Just you and yourself
A shadow of humanity
And breaking spirits
Damaging Souls
You are the product
Of your own greed
The lonely wanderer
The rotten seed

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 12, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, June 13, 2011

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