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Someone else’s selfishness

Someone is digging a grave
And I am watching as it deepens

Are my dreams being buried
In the ground of someone else's selfishness?

No one sees this but me
And all of my wondering

Am I meant to be the ground
For someone else to walk upon?

Someday the conflict will be
Between my dreams and the obligation

How will I ever know what to choose
When morality is involved?

I wish there could be a place
For my dreams to stand above

Doesn't anyone else know seeking
To make dreams come true is happiness?

I am hoping deeply no one
Will be hurt in the end

But won't the day be sad when
I speak the truth and go my own way?

© 2021 Loly Rinn
Photo by Daniel Lincoln on Unsplash
From a personal anthology of bygone poetry
Published inBygone Poetry

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