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Selfish / 24 February 2015

I do not have blue eyes by Dolly Sen

I do not have blue eyes by Dolly Sen

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Suicide is selfish.

Being a burden to loved ones and society is selfish.

Still hurting after evidence-based treatment is selfish.

Helping someone is selfish.

Not helping someone is selfish.

Walking by a homeless person is selfish.

Giving them money is selfish.

Laughing with so much pain in the world is selfish.

Crying at things you cannot change is selfish.

Hurting from abuse is selfish; other abused people don’t hurt as much as you. Selfish. Selfish. Selfish.

Being excluded by society is selfish.

Not being part of society is selfish.

Not changing the world is selfish.

Changing the world is selfish.

Buying goods made by slave labour is selfish, not buying the only goods you can afford is selfish.

Being angry is selfish.

Not being angry is selfish.

Hate is selfish, love is selfish.

Writing self-pitying bollocks is selfish

Not letting people know you are struggling is selfish.

Suicide, the last selfish thing? 

Or should I be selfish in life, pain, art and dreams?

And hope I don’t hurt too many people on the way

And find this place that sells thick skins

In a world that gives me nothing to buy them with.

Comments

Jane McCormick

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5 March 2015

I love this self pitying bollocks Dolly.

Sam

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28 February 2015

I like this a lot. Especially after five months of selfishly sitting in bed recovering after selfishly getting cancer.