Poetry by Charles Joseph

like We

We hate that We’re like We but We
wouldn’t change We for the world
though the world changes for itself
other planets uncaringly in its atmosphere

you wouldn’t want no different
than We but you are filled with
questions confusion a volcano
tugging and probing for readjustment

so may try or think We lesser than you
but We hate what We are what We are
We wouldn’t change for your world you
publicize as perfect but tuck sunsets into dawn

We hate what We are. Why are We
like this? Return on character investment
happens before an answer arrives,
that won’t change much anyways.

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18 responses to “like We”

  1. This is a great piece, resonates deeply.

    1. Thank you very much, Roman!

  2. Thought-provoking words,

  3. Love it!

    I need friends like this

    Keierra Reenell

    1. They’re the best! Haha

  4. It’s a bit dark yeah, mR. gloomy 🙂

    1. Haha because of this comment I know what I will post for next week (I was going to hold on to it for a few more months but the word “dark” triggered it haha!). Until then, listen to the song “Dark, Dark, Dark” by Gregory Alan Isakov 😛

      1. Yeah yeah, whatever, you can blame me Mr. Gloomy 🙃

        1. The Gloomy 25 year old finally made the “dark” post! Thank you for reading 😅

          1. Oh, I will read. It’s a Vietnamesething, we don’t really celebrate birthdays, so as soon as it’s the new year we are our new age. Vietnamese make more of a gathering remembering the dead.. okay 26 🙂 I’ll read your post in the morning.. I’m absolutely buggered right now.

            1. Wow I love that!! I didn’t know that about Vietnamese culture. I also don’t celebrate my birthday, fun fact ;). I just see it as another day, and then I continue with life. I’ll make a post about that belief some day 🙂

              1. Looking forward to it yeah 🙃

                1. The reason is a bit sad but by now you shouldn’t be surprised because I’m the gloomy 26 year old 😝

                  1. Sadness is a source of inspiration Mr. Gloomy born in the year of the Ox. Heartache is the origin of a poem, a piece of literature.. Take all that emotions and put it in a witch brew and make captive of your reader. Gloom and doom are your superpowers 26. 🙂

                    1. Can you tell me more about what it means to be born in the year of the Ox? Or do you have any sources that I can refer to in order to learn more about it? Thank you so much!

                      Gloom and doom ARE my superpower. Mothers are so wise, I love it!

                    2. My mum was born in the year of the Ox, the path is better when you find out for yourself, it’s more rewarding. And mothers are are not always wise as fathers are always wise.. Google what you need to know, if you have a more specific query, then I am at your service. 🙂

                    3. Haha okay, you spoke like such a wise person! I will do my Googles

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