A ‘placebo’ moment & Always worse off – Lesley Saine

A ‘placebo’ moment

Do you feel the need to complain?
Is life dragging you down?
Insurmountable problems
Weighing heavily
Burdensome load
Just remember that
No matter how great
Your problems
Appear to be
Someone
Somewhere
Is worse off than you
Enlightenment

A ‘light bulb’ moment
This knowledge
Should immediately
Make you feel
Much better
‘Someone
Somewhere
Is worse off than you’
A placebo
Prescribed
Taken
Consumed
Instant relief
From the symptoms
Rejoice
You are
Cured.
© 2015, Lesley Saine

~

Always worse off

Why should you complain?
Don’t complain
There’s always someone
Worse off than you
Always
Always?
From the first to the last
And the many inbetween
Someone
Somewhere
Is worse off

Why should they complain?
Don’t complain
There’s always someone
Worse off than them
Always
Always?
But I am different
I am unique
Why shouldn’t I complain?
I will complain
There is no-one
Worse off than me
Always
Always?
Yes, always

Except
Me
Me
And, me!
We are all worse off than you
Why shouldn’t we complain
Always
Always?
Yes
We will always complain
We are all worse off than you!
Ad infinitum.
© 2015, Lesley Saine

[Being told that ‘there are people worse off than you’ doesn’t help your own situation one bit and trivializes the problems you are going through as though they are unimportant.]

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