Pity is a selfish emotion.

Who does it help as it sways like the ocean?

We hang on to it like it’s going to help;

All it does is drag us to the bottom like getting caught in kelp.


© 2011 Michael Yost

*Changed from “Sympathy” to “Pity” based on caring feedback.

5 responses to “Pity*

  1. Like it alot! Love when we get suggestions!


  2. This is so true, whether it’s self pity or pity for others. Well poemed, Michael. Thank you!


  3. Exactly–it’s just like being caught in kelp! Yikes!


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