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Inspired by many, but no name calling here...just a realistic view of social evolution 

You call me insensitive,
But I don't believe that's true;
Because, you see,
It's all about me.
It's not about you.

You say your opinion doesn’t matter,
That I’ve no respect for your point of view;
But I do if we agree,
Because it’s all about me.
It’s not about you.

You say I’ve no compassion,
No feelings for your troubles or your blues;
But none of us is issue free,
And mine are all about me;
But…not about you.

A time old adage, 
“To thine own self be true.”,
Is all about choices you see.
My choices are all about me,
And, certainly, not about you.

So, when its time to make your choices
You’ll understand and know it’s true; 
To decide what will or will not be,
Won’t be at all about me;
It will be all about you

But special moments confront most of us,
When what matters isn’t “Me”.
And while these moments are few,
They’re not about me, not about you.
For a time, it’s all about “We.”

Yes, “…no man is an island.”
Is a valid point of view;
But if it’s not about “We”, 
Then it’s all about me.
Sorry.  It’s not about you.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 1/18/2017 8:33:00 AM
Can someone please tell me what is this poem about? I have to help my daughter analyze this poem and have no clues about it... Thanks!!
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Robert Candler
Date: 1/18/2017 10:42:00 AM
Author here. The poem was written in response to shallow conversations overheard from young women on a Friday at Happy Hour. Never had I heard such self-absorbed conversation and the listeners' eyes were blank...they didn't care. They were simply waiting their turns to talk about themselves. "You know...it was like... and I like said..."Then this poetry contest came up and the rest is history. Frankly, among all of my stuff, I like it because it is so realistic in today's social environment. I've overheard many more such conversations at bars, restaurants,
Date: 1/18/2017 8:32:00 AM
Can someone please tell me what is this poem about? I have to help my daughter analyze this poem and have no clues about it... Thanks!!
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Date: 3/24/2014 10:05:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Lovely write, robert
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Date: 2/9/2014 9:16:00 PM
Robert, , A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@"
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Date: 1/28/2014 8:41:00 PM
You are off to a good start with this first entry and the other two I have read. Your work will be admired by many here.
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Date: 1/28/2014 11:17:00 AM
- Warm welcome to PoetrySoup,Robert- I choose your first great written poem - hope you will write many more in the future :) - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- PoetrySoup Rule1: Be kind and keep PoetrySoup a haven. PoetrySoup is a drama free zone(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/28/2014 10:02:00 AM
Ha Glad it is not about me Robert, Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT
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Robert Candler
Date: 1/28/2014 11:01:00 AM
Just a chubby, old guy With a twinkle in his eye, Happy to share a few words Stand-up comic and poet by nature, Cured by time and experience.