cause & effect

The teeth of self-pity had gnawed away her essential self.

The rest of us were left with her self-pitying self,
her seeking recognition self,
her feeling beat down self,
her high-chinned, red-faced
dead to anything but hallelujahs self.

So we turned away.

Brenda Warren 2014

Process: A search for quotes on self-pity brought the first line of this piece, and the rest escaped quickly.

The teeth of self-pity had gnawed away her essential self.
—Willa Gibbs

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4 thoughts on “cause & effect

  1. I think of the now popular song from ‘Frozen’ ‘Let It Go’………in reference to the high chinned red faced……..monster of self pity……….imagine how strange it feels to think I know of people just like this.

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