Thine Own Self...
(Warning And Advice)
by Jean Jones
Guess what? Not everyone is
here to help you.
Not everything everyone gives you is the truth.
Not everyone here cares about you.
Many people here are in it for themselves.
Many people here like your space to feel important.
Many people here suck air right out of you by their presence.
They neither give light nor appreciate it.
My advice: Depart. Leave. Get out.
If you sense people around you, not caring, sucking up your air by
get lost, be gone, depart. They won't even notice your departure, your
All they care about are themselves and the audience they feel they
"I hate them, I do hate them. . ."
If I could get away with it, I would kill them. If I had the smarts,
I would blow them up in their own cars, press the detonator switch,
thousand feet away
just to watch them blow up in front of my face.
If I could get away with it, I would shoot them, pick out weapons of my
choosing to kill them.
My favorite method would be to tie them up somewhere, soak them in
gasoline, and set
them on fire.
Their screams would soothe me.
But the law and morality stop me. It is not worth it, for me, to go to
jail for their sake,
so I just pray for the day they die and I hear word of it. It would
Still what are we to do about such creatures? What can we do for people
death at our own hands?
Not spend one breath thinking about them, being around them, or wasting
conceiving of their existence.
That is what I would say. Let the lack of access to our own energy
slowly kill them, or allow them to die of their own obscurity.
© 2011 Jean Jones
Jean Jones was born in Indonesia in 1964, received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Poetry from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio in 1988, and is currently co-editor of Word Salad Poetry Magazine, an online poetry magazine that can be found at http://wordsaladpoetrymagazine.com/drupal7/
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