So Lucky

I began to laugh this morning

And the world did scowl at me

I'm so harshly treated, its hard to believe,

But I tell you, they're against me.

I have a full education

With opportunities most don't have

Oh, relieve me of this pain

God was so unfair when he gave me what I have,

A roof over my head, a family,

Food, warm clothing,

Friends, a life, little reason for strife.

But the worst thing He gave me

Was the ability to cry in self pity

At the injustice of the world,

When the injustice isn't on me.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dripping with sarcasm, I know.

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Stephanie Taylor's picture

What I got from the poem s, the world is a pretty harsh place at times. Good insight.
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Stephanie Cox's picture

God I absolutely love the last line! And its so true. So brilliant!

Ruth Lovejoy's picture

I agree most are ungrateful and greedy but there are some who aren't ,still it's a good observation. I think poets look with a more critical eye because they seem to pay more attention to detail. I know ,I'm very analytical for the most part

Karyn Indursky's picture

Thank you for sending me the link to this poem. I think everyone needs a reminder from time to time that as bad as we have it there are other people, who have it worse. I also believe we need to take the time to show people we appreciate them and the other living critters on Earth. However, I do think that we all deserve to bathe in self-pity from time to time to let out our frustrations and emotions, but I hope that we don't drown in them. It's a good thing we all have friends and we can always rely on God to get us though. God bless and take care!