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When Self-Pity Dies

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When Self-Pity Dies

In every country and city
There are those who dwell in self-pity,
Wailing and moaning, railing and groaning,
And hoping that someone sees
Their senseless miseries.

I tell them,
Step off from the sad and the bad,
Step back from the sunken gloom;
Let nothing defeat your dream,
You're better than you seem.

Give Joy a chance to dance,
Give Love a new romance,
But mostly give to you
The strength to see things through.

Don't depend on another,
Be your own great big brother;
Stand up, stand unafraid,
And you will make the grade.

For when self-pity dies
Self-enjoyment flies.

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  1. Date: 12/23/2008 1:30:00 PM
    It's so hard to dig yourself out... all the encouragement in the world don't mean s**t until you turn that corner by yourself. Well said my friend! Best wishes, Keith