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PITY PARTY by Sheila Thurston

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Sheila
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since 06-18-99
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Lansing, Michigan, Ingham


0 posted 06-19-99 01:08 AM       View Profile for Sheila   Email Sheila   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sheila

I threw myself a party
But no body would come
Because this kind of party
Isn't very much fun

I sat and talked all by myself
About the sad events
That plague my life so endlessly
Of which there's no defense

I told myself how said it was
That no one nurtures me
That I'm the one that always tends
To everybody's needs

I told myself it really seams
That no one cares for me
And I'm a human being too
With my very own set of needs

Sometimes it feels so heavy
With no one there to tell
To hold me and to comfort
And help refill my well

And yet to think about it
I'm luckier than most
That I am even able
To act as my own host

Some people have a party
For themselves most everyday
But my own pity parties
Are rare and end with play

As soon as I remember
The reason why we're here
To help someone to get through life
My focus becomes quite clear

The minute that we turn inward
And think we've got it bad
Is when to look at another's life
And you'll stop feeling so sad

There's always someone out there
With problems that make mine small
It makes me feel so selfish
That I had a pity party at all

Sheila Thurston
June 5, 1999

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1 posted 06-19-99 12:27 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Well written, Sheila, want to come to my next pity party? Hahaha, I'm only kidding.
Elizabeth
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2 posted 06-19-99 07:37 PM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

Sheila,

This is excellent work! Your message is good and true and your lines are clean and crisp. Fine poem.

fh
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3 posted 06-20-99 09:07 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Welcome, Sheila
This poem is very nicely done....
With an excellent title..
..Glad to have you here with us..
elvira
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4 posted 07-21-99 11:52 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

nicely put...hope you are still posting?

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If I had my mouth I would bite. If I had my liberty I would do my liking. In the mean time, let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me. ~~~Shakespeare~~~

Sheila
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Lansing, Michigan, Ingham


5 posted 07-23-99 12:06 AM       View Profile for Sheila   Email Sheila   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sheila

Thank you all for your kind comments. I've been gone, and hadn't seen your reactions to my work, thank you all.
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since 05-25-99
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6 posted 07-23-99 08:29 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

I was throwing myself the exact same party over at my house! We should've gotten together!

Very well said, Sheila.

dp
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